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Is 6.8 cm Kidney Cyst Cancerous

2015-03-11 14:12

Is 6.8 cm Kidney Cyst CancerousKidney cyst is a fluid-filled sac, which is very common among people over 50. 6.8 cm kidney cyst is very large. Is this kidney cyst cancerous?

Two types of kidney cyst

There are two types of kidney cysts: simple and complex kidney cyst. Simple kidney cyst grows with age. There is no risk of simple kidney cyst causing kidney cancer.

However, the complex kidney cyst has irregular cyst lining and may show irregular shape and internal structure. Complex kidney cyst may develop into kidney cancer.

Is 6.8 cm kidney cyst cancerous?

There is no relationship between the chance of cancer and size of kidney cyst. But 6.8 cm kidney cyst is so large that it needs immediate treatment.

Goals of treatment

The goal of treatment should not only relieving symptoms but also protect kidney function. You should talk with your doctor or email to us at for suggestion of our doctors. The online service is for free.

Treatment for 6.8 cm kidney cyst

-Diet changes: You are required to keep a low-sodium and low-protein diet. Sometimes, potassium and phosphorous should also be limited. If you do not have swelling, you are suggested to take enough waster.

-Medicine: You may need to take medicines to control some symptoms such as blood in urine, back pain, fever, headache or high blood pressure. Before you decide to take any drug, you should let your doctor know, since some of the medicines are nephrotoxic.

-Chinese herbal tea: Dandelion, nettle, corn silk, Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) or uva ursi can be taken. They are used as diuretics and some of them contain rich antioxidants that are good for preventing urinary tract infection.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is an external application based on traditional Chinese herbs. It can inhibit the epithelial cells from secreting more cystic fluid. It can also improve blood circulation to speed up the discharge of wastes, so that kidney cyst can be shrunk naturally.

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