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An_248083 posted:
I am a 59 yo male that has recently been diagnosed with possible Kidney Cancer. This was diagnosed with CT and follow up MRI. Radilogy report suggests Renal Cell Carcinoma within a complex cyst. This was rated as somewhere between Catagory 3 and category 4 on Bosniak Scale. My health is in poor condition. In addition I have long term diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and severe osteoarthritis in lumbar spine, hips, and knees. My Urologist is recommending a partial nephrectomy. Can anyone within this group give resources for either the surgical procedure or Renal Cell Carcinoma? Any and all information is appreciated.
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john-skpt responded:
It's a bit difficult to guess, since there are a few varieties of renal cell carcinoma and they vary in the degree of aggressiveness. And since percutaneous biopsy is rarely done in these cases, we really can't be 100% certain what sort of cells are present until the surgeon gets in there.

You could opt to watch and wait for six months or a year to see how the lesion changes, but the urologist is probably going for the greatest margin of safety by removing it sooner.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/281340-overview probably eMedicine/Medscape has the most complete info on the web, though it can be a little technical at times.


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