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Sullivan M, Patel N, Brown S, et al. Active surveillance of small renal masses in an older population offers long-term oncological efficacy equivalent to partial or radical nephrectomy. Presented ...

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Small renal masses are benign approximately 20-30% of the time [2]. The role of biopsy is contentious, however clear reasons to biopsy a renal mass include a single functional kidney, bilateral or multiple tumours, prior to ablative therapy, chronic renal impairment and known other primary cancers (to rule out metastasis).

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kidney) and relative GFR overestimation in the surgical kidney. Treatment of small renal masses and outcomes RN has been the mainstay of therapy for generations and

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A kidney tumor is a mass of abnormal cells that forms within the tissues of the kidney 2. Your kidneys are located on either side of your body. Kidney tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous 2. Small kidney tumors may not cause any symptoms initially 2. Growing noncancerous tumors and cancerous kidney tumors, however, eventually lead to symptoms that should be discussed with a doctor 2.

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Active Surveillance: KIDNEY MASS Benefit: Avoid invasive diagnostic and therapeutic management paths and their inherent risks that may lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality Risk: Miss the window for curative treatment Disease progression with metastasis and its associated symptoms Death Small Renal Mass (< 4cm) Key Statistics: - 20% of kidney masses < 4cm seen…

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In renal masses of 1-2 cm which were surgically removed, 56% had a benign histology. Only 13% of masses 6-7 cm had a benign histology. The growth rate of a small renal mass on serial imaging however has not been shown to provide reliable prediction of malignancy or benignity.

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Some small kidney tumors are benign. And most (3 out of 4) small kidney cancers are slow growing. One option for some people with these small kidney tumors (less than 4 cm[about 1½ inches]), may be to give no treatment at first and watch the tumor carefully to see if it grows.

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My husband had his left kidney removed yesterday because of kidney cancer. It had a 12 cm mass that began within the kidney and then moved outside, around, over, and under the kidney. Only two small strips of normal-looking kidney tissue remained. He had absolutely no symptoms until blood appeared in his urine after mowing the lawn.

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Renal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the UK and accounts for about 3% of all new cancer diagnoses [1]. The incidence rates are steadily rising, with the highest rates being in older men and women. This rise is largely due to the increasing detection of incidental small renal masses (SRMs) [2].

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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).