Kidney Disease & Disorders Community
what to do
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to kidney disease and disorders, dialysis, self care, and transplants.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

what to do

Recently had CT of abdomen with and without contrast.  Results are: 1.  "11mm exophytic solid-appearing nodule involving the mid pole region of the left kidney.  This is suspicious for possible renal cell carcinoma.  This does not appear  to represent a cyst or complex cyst."  2.  "Small exophytic subcentimeter sized simple cyst noted within the lower pole region of the right kidney."
Questions:  What is the danger of removing the entire nodule from left kidney if it is found to be malignant?  What is the danger of removing the nodule from the left kidney if it turns out not to be malignant?  Would you remove the entire left kidney and then check the nodule for malignancy?  If the entire left kidney is removed, what would happen if the cyst in the right kidney became malignant?  Are kidney cancers generally fast growing or not?  Are kidney cancers tough to destroy with chemotherapy, radiation, etc.?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Kidney Disease & Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH