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Kidney Tumor

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2007
  • 07:09 PM

I have been diagnosed with a tumor in my left kidney of size 4.3cm x 3.1 cm. It was found to be an oncocytoma, classified as a bosniak type III tumor. The doctors are unclear of whether or not this tumor is malignant, and say that they cannot be completely sure unless the kidney is removed.

I am going to have a second opinion shortly. My concern is that I will remove a perfectly good kidney. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions ?

Also, has anyone heard of the radiowave tumor ablation? I have seen a brief article about it here:
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Radiology/GeneralRadiology/dh/6309

I look forward to hearing from you.

Blake

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  • Visit more than one doctor. Get seen by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine who practices NAET, and Herbs, also a Naturopath. There is Essiac tea, and there are claims that this herbal mix shrinks the size of tumors, but you need a Naturopath to tell you if it is okay for you, etc.naet.comacufinder.comBest,Mar.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • August 16, 2007
    • 06:04 PM
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  • I have been diagnosed with a tumor in my left kidney of size 4.3cm x 3.1 cm. It was found to be an oncocytoma, classified as a bosniak type III tumor. The doctors are unclear of whether or not this tumor is malignant, and say that they cannot be completely sure unless the kidney is removed. I am going to have a second opinion shortly. My concern is that I will remove a perfectly good kidney. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions ? Also, has anyone heard of the radiowave tumor ablation? I have seen a brief article about it here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Radiology/GeneralRadiology/dh/6309 I look forward to hearing from you. Blake Hi there, Blake, I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. The Dr's are right to be on the safe side, they have to remove a wide margin of tissue around any tumor that might be malignant and leaving a kidney in that is so damaged by the removal of a tumor might cause more harm than good. Your remaining kidney will compensate and you should actually have normal renal function with it. (It is amazing how kidney's can do this) You can ask about a modified surgery with a tumor resection to try to save the kidney and discuss with the Dr any pro's and con's of the proceedure. Are you seeing a Nephrologist or a Nephrology Oncologist? Good luck and please let us know how it goes.
    penybobeny 17 Replies
    • August 17, 2007
    • 10:19 PM
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  • Hi, I would suggest going to http://cancerguide.org/kidney.html site for all of the treatments available for RCC, also register to ACOR.ORG on KIDNEY-ONC (http://listserv.acor.org/archives/kidney-onc.html) section to get latest info on treatments available. You can search specific med info on: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/ - this site contains all registered trials result. Plus all the alternative treatments: http://nccam.nih.gov/ . Plus very important to check validity of alternative treatments at: http://www.quackwatch.org/Based on my knowledge there are many methods available to remove small RCC mass: Laparoscopic partial, RFA (http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Diagnostic_Imaging/state/rf-ablation.html#4), Cryoablation, Stereotactic Radio Surgery and many more. Consult well known physician. Get their numbers by calling Kidney Cancer org.Good luck,Please let me know if you need more info.Mikhail
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2007
    • 02:42 AM
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