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Diagnosed with Renal cell carcinoma, left kidney removed. Have Renal vein cancer and spots in lungs. Is it concern for liver metastasis?

My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 renal cell carcinoma 6/2011. His left kidney was removed. In 3/2012 a second surgery removing more of the renal vein was necessary and was found to be cancer; however it was deemed successful because margins were negative. Two spots in lungs were found this January a repeat ct scan shows no additional growth but mentions at least two hypodensity areas in liver. Are hypo densities a concern for liver metastasis?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your husband's condition. Considering that he is suffering from metastatic renal cancer, the presence of hypodense lesions in the liver can be suggestive of cancer. The only way to confirm this would be by doing a PET scan or a USG guided biopsy (which is not required because he already has mets in the lungs).

I hope he is receiving treatment for the metastatic disease. Hoping for the best.
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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