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www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.10.6336

Keywords: active surveillance of small renal mass, kidney cancer, kidney imaging, kidney neoplasms, small renal mass. Kidney cancer is the third most common urologic malignancy and represents 4% of all malignancies. In the United States in 2010, an estimated 58,000 new cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were diagnosed, with 13,000 deaths .

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2581741

1. INTRODUCTION. Since the beginning of the eighties, with the introduction of sonographic and CT examinations, the number of small renal masses detected is greater than it was previously, when they were discovered by clinical methods [].According to a study conducted by The New York University Medical Center, the number of renal masses smaller than 3 cm which were detected in a period of 5 ...

ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2018.79.2341

Acute kidney injury and minor/major Clavien complication rates are similar among techniques (TA, PN, RN). 55 Renal mass location and complexity need to be considered to prevent complications related to proximity to ureters, ureteropelvic junction, small or large bowel, and nerves.

www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-kidney-mass.htm

A kidney mass is a vague description used to refer to any abnormal growth or area that occurs within or on the kidneys. Various types of tumors can occur within the kidneys, including cancerous and benign growths that may or may not present with any warning signs. Diagnostic and screening procedures will likely be done to determine the best course of treatment for a kidney mass.

nyulangone.org/news/safely-managing-small-kidney-tumors-active-surveillance...

Incidental detection of small kidney tumors has risen dramatically over the past several decades due to increasing use of diagnostic imaging.In the past, surgery was the standard approach to managing all of these lesions, but recent research suggests that many small, incidentally discovered tumors do not become aggressive; therefore, in select patients, these small masses can be safely managed ...

peggyrcc.com/kidney-tumors-diagnosis-size-matters-big-surprise

The very small mass in your kidney which is apparently different in appearance than what appear to be cysts on the other kidney is rightly a concern. First, your doctors are wise to send you on to the urologic cancer surgeon, as too many patients don’t get the proper follow up that you did.

www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/kidney-cancer

The most common kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma. It forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney. Cancers found in the center of the kidney are known as transitional cell carcinoma. Wilms tumor is a kidney cancer that very young children can get. On average, people are diagnosed with kidney cancer at around age 64.

csn.cancer.org/node/312057

Your mass is very small at 2.2 cm and it appears to be contained in the kidney, so once it's removed, that should be the end of it and you should have an excellent prognosis! My husband had a full nephrectomy on August 21st (due to the location of the tumor and his risk of bleeding because he's on blood thinners).

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/kidney-cancer/kidney...

High quality "kidney mass protocol" CT scan showing a right kidney tumor.The intensity of the tumor is measured in different phases. An increase of the Hounsfield Units (HU) of more than 20HU indicates that the mass is suspicious for cancer. When the dye was given, this tumor went from 33HU to 85HU.

www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer/kidney-cancer-prognosis-stage

For example, if you’re told your cancer is T1, N0, M0, that means you have a small tumor in one kidney, but it hasn’t spread to your lymph nodes or organs. TNM designation Characteristics