Jan 30, 2013 - 8:02 pm
Hi, I am hoping I can get some advices from your guys regarding my kidney problem. I am a 30-year old female. ustrasound and CT were done two weeks ago and a 3 cm solid mass found on my right kidney upper pole. Radiologist thinks RCC is unusual of my age but he could not be sure what it is. Then my specialist referred me to do a renal biopsy on 24/1/13. Yesterday my specialist rang and told me the 3 samples taken from my biopsy could not be used and I need to do another one in six weeks time. Now I am so depressed and don’t know what to do? I have so many questions I like to ask my specialist, like
1. would biopsy increase the chance of spreading the cancer?
2. doctor took 3 samples in the biopsy. why the samples can not be used
3. what if the samples of second biopsy can not be used again
4. what are the risks of doing biopsy twice
but I don’t know if I am asking the key questions and if not, what else I should ask him.
It is highly appreciated if you could give me some advices.
Thanks in advance,