BettyLS's Journey with Renal Cell Carcinoma

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 13 years ago, Female, Age: 70

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    • BettyLS
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My Kidney cancer was accidently found and it was in the very first stage. They removed my right kidney and I was able to work and take radiation after work for 35 fays. I only burned a little near the end of the treatments.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • BettyLS
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had laproscopic surgery. I was up and walking the day of the surgery and went home in three days. I had a very good doctor and hospital. In 2006 I had breast Cancer which was very aggressive but it was caught in 0 stage and did not have any chemo or radiation and 2008 I had thyroid removed and had a small amount of cancer but I did not have to have any kind of trearment. I will be seeing a cancer doctor at Vanderbilt/Ingram Cancer Center the last of September to see if I have ovarian cancer. I have found out how to knoe my bodyand I always see a doctor if something is not right with my body

    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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    • BettyLS
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    about 5 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    I have celebrated that I have had three cancers and several pre-cancers and I have survived all with a lot of support from my Husband and family members and Most of all with Gods help. I have been blessed.

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