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Can Complex Kidney Cyst Become Cancer

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-06-13 14:58

Kidney cyst can be divided into two significant categories:simple kidney cyst and complex kidney cyst.Simple kidney cyst is very common, especially in the elderly and has not risk of becoming a kidney cancer. However, complex kidney cyst has high risk of becoming cancer.

How to distinguish simple kidney cyst from complex kidney cyst?

In simple renal cyst,the lining or wall of the cyst is very thin and has no irregularities in it.It contains nothing but yellow or clear fluid.A simple kidney cyst has no risk of becoming a kidney cancer.If the cyst is small and cause no any discomforts and symptoms, there is noting to worry about it. However,if simple kidney cysts cause symptoms such as flank pain, blood in urine, etc, it should be treated. Usually, aspiration and sclerosis is used.

Complex kidney cyst has irregularities within the walls of the cyst and/or within the contents of the cyst.It may contain septations,calcification and enhancement in it. Here are some tests which can help you determine the type of kidney cyst. You can consult us to get a list of tests directly.

High risk of becoming cancer in complex kidney cyst

Complex kidney cyst has a risk ranging from 13% to 90% for being kidney cancer. The more irregularities a complex kidney cyst has and the larger it grows, the more potential it has or could become a kidney cancer. To determine if the cyst has the possibility of becoming a cancer, CT scan or MRI is required.If the patients are diagnosed with complex kidney cyst, aggressive treatment should be adopted ASAP.

If the patients are diagnosed with simple kidney cysts, but CT scan or MRI tell that the cysts are growing ceaselessly, treatment is also quite necessary. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can shrink the cysts in a mild way and stop the cysts from enlarging completely, thus preventing damage to kidneys. If you would like to get more information about the therapy, you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com .

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