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Transitional cell cancinoma and removal of kidneys - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Respected Sir,My father suffering from Kidney related disease? Here are the details regarding that: 1. Hypoechoic lesions in right kidney causing moderate hydronephrosis
2. Features are consistent with transitional cell cancinoma
On consulting a doctor, the doctors are saying we need to remove the Kidney.... Kindly suggest me is there any alternate way for it.....
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXXXX here.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   Sir..
User :   yes..
Doctor :   transitional cell carcinoma, if it is confined only to kidneys and has not spread outside then it is best to operate and remove the kidney
Doctor :   as once it starts spreading, then it will involve lymph glands, and bones
Doctor :   and in that case life expectancy will come down drastically
User :   oh.. Doctor told us the same..
User :   So the best is to operate the kidney and remove as soon as possible.... Is that correct?
User :   Kindly let me know , how much estimated cost of Operating Kidney?
Doctor :   the cost will vary from institution to institution, in private hospitals it will be more
Doctor :   if you want to take second opinion, then consult with our specialists before deciding on the operation.
Doctor :   you can consult with oncologist (cancer specialist) and kidney specialist
User :   I will describe the disease clearly: Definded Iso to hypoechoic lesion of size 4.1 * 3.6 cm noted in the lower polar region...
Doctor :   after a detailed discussion with either of them you wil have clear picture of the condition of your father and the guidance on right treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes.....
User :   Thanks a lot doctor.... I will go through the link provided by you....
Doctor :   you can visit this link to read more about th etransitional cell carcinoma
Doctor :   its pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options
Doctor :   such that you have a clear understanding of what is happening to your father and what points to discuss with the specialist.
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Thanks a lot Dr. XXXX, I got the sufficient Answer from your end.... I'll update you once i got any status from the consulted doctor....
Doctor :   sure. do get back to me incase you have further queries. thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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