goyler's Journey with Kidney Cancer

Patient: Kidney Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 59, Stage III

  1. 1
    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I have what??? I can't have that I am healthy, don't smoke and rarely drink and exercise.

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  2. 2
    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was longer recovery and larger scar then expected. My stomach did not react well to the intrusion and let me know. Ended up being a 7.5 cm T3aNxMx Grade 4. Yikes.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer is not visible.

    Celebration

    No evidence of Disease at the moment. Feeling good. Praying that I have no surprises in the future.

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  4. 4
    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Looks like it might be back. I have a 2.6 cm lymph node in between my lungs. going for surgery / biopsy Wednesday.

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  5. 5
    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just started Sutent. Do not know the side effects yet.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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