jiml's Journey with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma > Clear Cell

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 25 years ago, Male, Age: 64, Stage II

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    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    This shouldn't have happened at the age of 40!!

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    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgeon did what was an experimental surgery at the time. It was a 2 year recovery from the surgery, so needless to say, the experiemental surgery was never really put into general practice.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    Instead of really celebrating my 40th birthday (you know, when everyone brings you black balloons and funny gifts because you're now over the hill), my wife threw a big 41st birthday party where we celebrated me being cancer free and how good God is!!

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    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    5 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    After 24 years, the renal cell cancer metastasized to my right lung which presented as heart attack like symptoms. Lower lobe of the lung was removed. That's a surgery like no other!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • jiml
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    5 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    11 months after the first metastasis, it metastasized into my thyroid gland. Removed the gland and now on thyroid hormone meds for the balance of my life. Very rare metastasis, but as both my surgeons said, this shouldn't be happening after this length of time.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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