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Urinary Tract Cancers

Laser to Remove Kidney Cancer

06/07/2010

Question:

I would like to know the percentage of success with laser cancer removal in the kidneys. Would a pet scan tell us if the cancer has spread to other organs?

Answer:

The laser is current not used for the removal of kidney cancer. The PET/CT is not much better than a good body CT.

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Response by:

Thomas  Olencki, DO Thomas Olencki, DO
Clinical Professor of Medical Oncology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University