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testicular cancer and spot on kidney
mom615 posted:
My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer 5 yrs ago. He had is testicle removed and went thru 10 weeks of radiation. Everything has been fine at each yearly visit since then, except for the one this week. His doctor just informed that while doing the CT Scan they found a spot on his kidney. The doctor seems to think it is nothing but wants an ultrasound nonetheless. What could this be if anything? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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It could be a lot of different things: minor "simple" cysts are very very common, and they are almost always just left alone since they very rarely cause any trouble. There are also a variety of tissue outgrowths that are benign, most are composed of a bit of fat and a few blood vessels (lipoma/myolipoma, angiomyolipoma). Harmless.

I probably would let them follow up with a doppler ultrasound since it would give them an idea of the amount of blood flowing through the lesion (cancers tend to be highly vascular, abnormally vascular).

It probably is nothing to worry about, but I'd follow up since a few types of renal cell carcinoma are very aggressive.

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