They found a 4 cm cyst on my left kidney, now grown to 7 cm?
Hello, I am a 74 year old lady and I went to the doctor last Dec,and they found a 4 cm cyst on my left kidney, and all they said was, we will keep an eye on it,,,well here it is 11 months later and my last xray says it has grown to 7 cm,,and they still say we will keep an eye on it, but I forced the issue and my doctor contacted the reader of the xrays, and he said its a fluid filled cyst,not to worry about it,,,however, I had a cyst on my right breast 4 years ago that was cancerous and I had a lumpectomy,and so far it has been o.k.
What I want to know is should I push the issue again and ask for a sample to be taken of my kidney cyst, or should I just wait and see what happens??
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A cyst on the kidney that grows after a history of breast cancerous cyst needs to be examined and checked ..a biopsy must be taken to rule out anything else than a fluid filled cyst.
I belive it is not cancer yet you should have it removed if possible cuz the growth rate indicates it will affect kidney function at some point
Thank you Dr Darrag, I appreciate the reply and will follow up with a biopsey,just to ease my mind,,,
IT MAY BE A METASTASIS FROM BREAST LESION. HIGH RESOLUTION ULTRASOUND / CT ABDOMEN WITH CONTRAST IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. BIOPSY / HISTOPATHOLOGY WILL CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS.
it may be a simple cyst. do not worry. consult a nephrologist and get the cyst decompressed by endoscopic surgery. it has excellent results.
its definitely of concern Instead of indirect studies,incisional biopsy will be helpful. tumor markers can be checked in blood