• late metastasis

    Asked by glam on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    late metastasis

    My dear friends My husband was diagnosed in 2012 with kidney cancer and removed his right kidney. Now more than 6 years later, it seems that late metastasis showed up in his yearly control (pancreas and both lungs). Medical opinions vary among start trough pancreas surgery or lung surgery. None of them curative but only for have tumor tissue for biopsy. we are lost because there is no common sense among doctor teams....is there anyone here with Kidney cancer that has metastasized to lung and pancreas that could share his / her experience with me? Thank you very much

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Hi Glam I'm glad to see you were able to log back on. Sorry about your husband's metastasis, we wish him the best and we hope you're doing well too. Thanks for checking in.

      about 1 year ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      So sorry to hear this. Opinions are all over the map! And, the problem is that each may be correct - depending. Is he being seen at a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center? If so, GOOD! If not, I would make a beeline to the nearest one for a truly world-class opinion. Even treatment, or perhaps especially for a clinical trial. Those centers employ the best and brightest, perform research and have cutting edge technology. Such a center literally saved my life. Find the nearest center here: https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find

      about 1 year ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      I would suggest looking also at major teaching hospitals. You can look up their state and national rankings. Get a ‘second opinion’. I did that 2 1/2 years ago and saved my life. They ended up being #1 in my state and 6 in the nation. Have received incredible care. Good luck and let us know.

      about 1 year ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      I had a rt nephrectomy in 2016. 9 days later a left masectomy. 14 months later a rt upper lobe resection. All three were primary cancers. I do not understand how they can say it is metastatic without biopsies. I read a study that showed something like 25% of lung ‘reoccurrances’ We’re actually a different or another primary. There is so much being discovered on a daily basis. Get opinions you trust.

      about 1 year ago

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