stevewmass' Journey with Clear Cell, Kidney Cancer

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma > Clear Cell

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 62, Stage I

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    • stevewmass
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    As the doctor was telling me that they found a mass in my right kidney. I said to him that my mother died of kidney cancer. He had a look of panic on his face, as he went search through my medical file. Nothing he said to me registered then,but It hit me when I got in my car to leave.

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    • stevewmass
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    June 18th 2012 I had a laparoscopic hand assisted partial right nephrectomy. I was in the hospital for 5 days and out of work for 2 month. there is still some discomfort at times. The pathology report came back stage 1 grade 2, so all is good.

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