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What's the Big Difference?

53 yr. old female w/ history of malignant melanoma,breast cancer, thyroid cancer.
Ultrasound picked up a small upper pole echogenic structure in renal cortex
measuring 7mm x 3mm. The impression states tiny right renal complex cyst vs.
angiomyolipoma.  What are my chances of this becoming renal cell carcinoma
w/my cancer history?  I am unable to eat anything but puddings and gatorade
and am moving my bowels as tho I am eating a full course dinner-Is this a seperate
issue?  Would Cat Scan pick up mass in stomach or intestines?
New to Kidney problems any help would be appreciated.  Loretta
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Angiomyolipoma typically is benign mass.  Bleeding is normally the complication that is the most serious is bleeding.  Depending on the size, it may need to be surgically removed.  

A CT scan would evaluate for masses in the abdomen.  If there is concern about stomach cancer, an upper endoscopy would be the more comprehensive test.  

These questions should be discussed with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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