Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is a disease in which kidney cells become malignant and grow uncontrollably, leading to the formation of a tumor. Most kidney cancers are detected at an early stage and are treated successfully. People with kidney cancer may have blood in their urine, a lump in their side or abdomen, loss of appetite, and pain in their side. Treatment for Kidney cancer often involves surgery, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy.

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Was suggested kidney removal for tumor. Can the organ be saved?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about a tumor in the kidney case as follows. Before ten days, the patient found bloodstain in the urine. No pain, no other symptoms. On the next day, after drinking two glasses of water, he developed pain in the lower abdomen and back. Got an ultrasound done. Ultrasound showed a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like a large tumor in the left kidney. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that the disease is localized and not spread to other parts. The only curative treatment for this tumor is surgery (removal of affected kidney al...  Read Full »

What is the management for high blood pressure in my husband, who has a tumor in his left kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has a tumor in his left kidney. He does not have blood in urine, but he has high blood pressure for a while. His BP is as high as 140 to 160/90 to 105 mmHg. The reports I have attached are roughly three months old. Is operation a necessity? If so, then what needs to be done? I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It clearly shows 44 mm size tumor arising from the mid pole of the left kidney. The tumor looks like a malignant tumor. He definitely requires an operation called partial nephrectomy if possib...  Read Full »

How to manage the 3 cm mass present in my left kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male. About three weeks ago, I had an abdominal CT due to severe stomach pain. The CT revealed a possible 3 cm mass in my left kidney. I had a follow-up ultrasound that showed 4 cm thing in the central part of the left kidney. They were unsure whether it was a mass o...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to CT scan with contrast should be able to differentiate between both. If it is still not able to differentiate, then go for an MRI. If MRI is also not conclusive, then go for a percutaneous biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy will definitely differentiate between both. Then yo...  Read Full »

My father is diagnosed with RCC. Kindly tell me it is benign or malignant?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, aged 70 years, lost five kg of weight in two to three months. Usg and CECT confirms a right renal mid-lower polar well defined large 11.3*10.6*12.0 cm soft tissue density homogeneously enhancing mass with internal regions of non-enhancement is observed with no obvious calci...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the report, it is renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and it requires further evaluation. In the treatment of RCC, first of all, surgery is needed to remove the tumor and if required the kidney too. Then after confirming the diagnosis on histopathology, chemotherapy, o...  Read Full »

Will stopping maintenance drugs in kidney carcinoma patient cause any effect on kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 78 years old and was diagosed with stage 4 transitional cell carcinoma of left kidney for which he underwent a neprourectomy. It is six months now and he took immunotherapy for the same. He had three doses of Ketruda but with third dose he developed pneumonitis and changes in l...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details about your history. Cause of deranged renal function is multifactorial. First of all, Ketruda that is Pembrulizumab can cause interstitial nephritis, that can cause damage to kidney and rise of creatinine. Sartel is for blood pressure...  Read Full »

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