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Old 09-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Need some opinions

My brother was having blood in his urine, and went to a urologist who performed a full-body CAT scan and scope to check his prostate.

He went to the doctor today to get his results, and was told that he has a small tumor on his kidney and that he's also bleeding from his prostate. This is what my brother told me, so I can only go on his word.

The doctor didn't seemed too concerned by either issue and in effect, isn't prescribing any treatment.

This seems strange to me. I would think they would at least want to biopsy the tumor and go from there. I'm not sure if my brother is keeping something from me, or if this is no big deal.

Any opinions?

Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Re: Need some opinions

Both of these issues are big deals. Tumors in the kidney are often malignant, and prostate cancer can cause bleeding in urine as well. The kidney tumor is most urgent, so he should see a nephrologist and surgeon ASAP. I would see another urologist and be sure that PSA test was done on blood, as it will be elevated in prostatic cancer, and that requires a biopsy as well. He should take his CT pictures on a disc or the films with him so the nephrologist can see the actual spot on the kidney, not just read a report. You are right that this seems strange for the Dr to be nonchalant about this.

 
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