Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
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2.8cm kidney cyst.
scan on Friday?
what question do you have?
yes, I think it is most likely benign.
you need another CT scan with contrast or an ultrasound to get more information.
you will be fine.
try not to stress.
yes, they would tell you
but the scan so far was without contrast. so that limits the information that they can tell you for sure.
then you will never feel certain.
you want more certainty.
if the cyst is benign, you will live a normal life.
if it is a renal cell cancer and hasn't spread, you could still be cured with a surgery.
and live a full life
if you did nothing, you could live many years without it affecting you.
no way to guess if it has spread.
your other non contast scan didn't show spread.
so that is a good sign
that is still early stage.
more like 80 benign 20% cancerous
you have to get the scan.
you will never forgive yourself.
if it is cancer, high chances of being cured with surgery.
80% plus chance of cure.
yes, kidney cancer is cured often with a surgery.
renal cancers are rare,
when caught early, kidney cancers have high cure rates.
it might make a partial nephrectomy more difficult the closer it is to the renal pelvis which is in the middle of the kidney.
no, that is not too soon.
there is no red herring.
if a partial nephrectomy can't be done, they can do a total nephrectomy
removal of hte whole kidney
if the left kidney is working then it is not a problem.
they might have to do a kidney function study to see if your left kidney is working properly
if you have one working kidney, you don't need dialysis.
not 20-30 years to kill you
if you didn't do anything could take 10-15 years to kill you.
get that CT scan friday.
and maybe a MRI scan and ultrasound of the kidney.
you shouldn't worry.
most likely benign.
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