Just diagnosed and scared
hi there! I am new to this board. A little background about myself. I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer at 31. I had a double mastectomy and cancer was gone. It had not spread to any lymph nodes. Well fast forward and I'm now 38 and was just diagnosed with kidney cancer. I'm scared out of my mind. I had been having uti symptoms for a while and after many doctors I finally found one that would listen. I had an MRI on my back and they saw, what they thought was a renal cyst. Doctor had me go to an ultrasound because of my history and they came out and told me the same thing they told me at my mammogram...we need you to go see your doctor I knew it was bad then. They had seen a mass. I went the next day for a cat scan and it was confined a 2.7 cm mass. I'm really really scared.
Below is the report I received. I'm scared to go read a lot about it. Does this seem really bad?
Lung bases: Lung bases are clear. History of bilateral breast reconstruction
Hepatobiliary: No focal hepatic lesions. Gallbladder is present. No intrahepatic or extrahepatic ductal dilatation. Main portal vein is patent.
Spleen: No focal splenic lesions.
Pancreas: No focal pancreatic lesions. No peripancreatic fluid collections.
Adrenal glands: No adrenal masses.
Genitourinary: Kidneys excrete symmetrically without evidence of hydronephrosis. A heterogeneous enhancing mass is noted in the lateral aspect of the upper left kidney. This corresponds to the abnormality seen on the sonogram. It measures 2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5
cm. A very minimal amount appears to extend into the renal sinus. Left renal vein is patent. Right renal vein and IVC are patent. Single renal arteries are noted. Kidneys excrete symmetrically without evidence of hydronephrosis. No renal or proximal
ureteral calculi. No other focal renal lesions.
Vascular/lymphatics: The abdominal aorta is normal in course and caliber. No abdominal or retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy
Gastrointestinal: Visualized bowel loops demonstrate no evidence of obstruction. History of prior abdominal wall hernia repair. Tiny fat-containing umbilical hernia again noted. Small focus of fat adjacent to the anterior abdominal wall in the midline
which may represent a focus of post surgical change/fat necrosis. No abdominal fluid collections.
Musculoskeletal: No suspicious osseous lesions
1. Solid heterogeneous enhancing mass arising from the lateral aspect of the upper left kidney measuring 2.6 cm. This is most consistent with a primary renal neoplasm. No other focal renal lesions. No hydronephrosis. No urinary calculi.
2. No lymphadenopathy in the abdomen.
3. Visualized bowel loops demonstrate no evidence of obstruction.
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