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Oh No Associated with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Posted on April 11, 2019 View this journey (2 Experiences)

Diagnosis is a complete surprise. I have no symptoms but my Primary Care doctor referred me to a Urologist to consult about my current medications potential to affect my kidneys. Lane work the Urologist came back normal but he ordered an ultrasound anyway to establish a baseline in case of future issues. The ultrasound revealed a cancerous tumor in my left kidney. I have a CT scan tomorrow to evaluate if it has metastasized and determine what kind of surgery would be best. I am a little numb emotionally and a little still in denial. I’m also dreading having surgery and hope it can be done robotically assisted for an easier recovery. Thanks for listening.

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    Nanalily

    Oops! Meant to type “lab work the Urologist did came back normal”

    3 months ago
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    Teachertina

    I know what you are feeling right now! That was me 13 years ago when I had a ct scan show a tumor in my left kidney. Mine had become very large, grapefruit size, so it had to go. If it’s not very large you may be able to have laparoscopic surgery. There are other options too. Do some research and ask your doctor about the best plan for you. Write down your questions and concerns for your doctor, so you won’t forget. Good luck! Keep us posted here. We are here to give you the support of people who have been there, done that!

    3 months ago

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