Kidney Biopsy Needed? Renal Cell Carcinoma
Just found out I have 4 cm renal mass concerning for renal cell carcinoma by CT scan. Local urologist says it is at the end of wait and observe period and the kidney needs to come out. 85+% chance it’s carcinoma. He gave me the choice to have biopsy or not on this coming Wednesday. I have my first appointment at MD Anderson 7-29-21. I feel like I will probably be using MD Anderson instead of local care.
My biggest concern/question: is there any possibility that putting a hole in the “mass” will release cells that might spread? Right now it looks like it is contained in the kidney. Any other cons of doing a biopsy?