Nov 15, 2012 - 11:56 am
Hi and thanks for putting up with me as usual...
After having renal cell carcinoma and radical nephrectomy on my right kidney in 2000 my recent CT scans have turned up a 2.0 cm adenoma on my left adrenal gland and a 1.0 cm cyst on my left kidney. Obviously being a cancer survivor these findings freaked me out at first but over the past three years they have remained unchanged in size and my doctors have told me not to worry about them.
Do kidney cysts and/or adrenal adenomas ever turn into cancer or should I believe my docs that they are entirely benign and not anything to worry about? This is especially worrisome since I recently lost my job and will be without health insurance for at least a year or so.
Thanks for any input.