Starkies' Journey:

Patient: Kidney Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 42

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    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    They found a baseball sized tumor in my right kidney during a CT Scan to identify why I was having breathing issues and source of enlarged lymph nodes in my chest.. They also found two lesions in my lungs with initial thought of kidney cancer that had spread to my lungs and lymph nodes.

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    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    They performed a laparoscopic nephrectomy or minimally invasive kidney removal.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Bowel obstruction

    Side Effects

    Right before I was supposed to check out after my surgery it was deemed that I had postsurgical ileus. It was one of the most miserable times of my life when they shoved the ng tube down my nose, through my throat and into my stomach. I was truly miserable for 4 days until they removed the tube.

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