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    Cancer removed from Kidney- Questions
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    Anon_134185 posted:
    Hello,
    Family friend had a cancerous mass removed from his kidney today. They say they "got it all" and he won't need chemo.

    What does this mean? How do they know they got it all? Could it come back?

    This an approximately 65 year old man who had a different mass removed from the same kidney 10 years ago- but it was just a cyst.

    Thank you for any advice.
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    worn1 responded:
    anon
    There are no guarantees when it comes to cancer. When they say they got it all it means there was a good sizer border around the tumor that was negative. I am assuming he is seeing his oncologist for follow up visits to make sure it does not return.

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