RnayRiv's Journey with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma > Clear Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage I

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    • RnayRiv
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nov 2011 a tumor was found on my kidney

    Oh No

    Had a CT for abdominal pain and thats when they found the tumor

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    over 4 years ago
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    CT guided biopsy on kidney tumor Ouch very painful

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was very painful. I also found out afterward that biopsies of kidney tumors are not recommended because it can cause the cancer to spread. Wish I would've know before.

    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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    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Feb 13 2012 diagnosed with kidney cancer :-( The worst thing you can ever hear. I felt like someone died. I will never forget that day ever.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    Freeze the tumor or remove it. I chose to remove it.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    March 13 2012 had my surgery. They told me that the robotic lap surgery wouldn't be as bad I had so much pain and took me forever to recover. Maybe its just me I don't do well with pain management

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    my gynecologist suspects I might have Uterine cancer

    Oh No

    Like I don't have enough on my plate. I've been having allot of abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. He started to do a biopsy in the office but was unable to finish it. Dont know why so anyway he scheduled me for a d&c so he can do a biopsy then. I'm really hoping and praying it is just stress that is causing these problems.

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    over 4 years ago
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    D&C

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had my D&C on Feb 6th because Dr thought I might have uterine cancer. Biopsy came back clear so no cancer thank God. The procedure went easier than I thought it would. I was just very tired for a few days. Nurse said it was from the anesthia.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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