Jan 27, 2012 - 11:25 pm
I’m hoping you can share with me what to expect. My husband had esophageal cancer last year. Which he had removed and has been doing very well. But, he had low potassium that they have been trying to diagnose. In an effort to find the cause of the low potassium they did a CT with contrast to look at his adrenal gland. The doctor called and said they found two spots on his kidneys (one on each kidney) and one on his adrenal gland. The doctor did not seem as concerned about the spot on the adrenal gland as the spots on his kidneys. The largest is just 2 x 2 cm, the other is 1.5 x 2 or so. His is getting a referral to an urologist next week. My question is how do they determine if it is malignant or benign? His scan report said it could be either. What could we expect to find out at the first appointment? We are taking the doctor both scans he has had in the past month and half. The first one was a CT/PET without contrast (a year post surgery check for the EC cancer) and nothing was found.
Thank you for your input.