Teachertina's Journey with Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage IV

  1. 1
    almost 2 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    almost 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Kidney and spleen removed

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 2 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

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  4. 4
    almost 2 years ago
  5. 5
    almost 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lung resection

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  6. 6
    almost 2 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  7. 7
    almost 2 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Remaining kidney has tumor now

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  8. 8
    almost 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Scheduled soon , cryo ablation

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  9. 9
    over 1 year ago
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    Cryo ablation of kidney tumor

    Procedure or Surgery

    I chose this procedure over conventional surgery to save more functionality of my remaining kidney. The tumor was small since I got my scans done on a regular basis. Kidney is working great and I’ll take good care of it to keep it going for a long time!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  10. 10
    over 1 year ago
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    Cryoablation of only kidney

    Procedure or Surgery

    Cryoablation went great! Kidney is fine on 3 months check up, only lost 20% of upper area, functions great. Now I need a biopsy of a nearby lymph node next week. Doctor says a radiation treatment can take care of it if it’s cancer. We will see. Scans show no other areas of concern, so that’s a plus. Hopefully it’s benign.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  11. 11
    11 months ago
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    CT Results

    Celebration

    Yesterday’s scan results showed no evidence of disease at this time! That’s a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for my whole family! In February I will be one year out from last recurrence of a kidney tumor that was treated with Cryoablation . I’m doing ok with 80% of one kidney. Have to take real good care of what’s left of it!

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