• Tumors on kidneys

    Asked by Leung on Saturday, March 16, 2013

    Tumors on kidneys

    I have stage lv lung cancer with tumors on my throat and kidneys. The kidney ones seem to be the most aggressive . I don't have to much pain with them. Is that fairly normal?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yes, I think it can be. There is not always pain with cancer. It depends. There is usually no pain with cancer in the liver from primary or mets. I was with both of my parents when they passed from cancer and they both went very peacefully and never had any pain ever. My Dad had Melanoma at 85 and fought it until 92..He never had one day of pain.. Mother was 87 and fought it for 4 months not one day of pain. She died from a stroke not the cancer. Had the stroke and three days later went to sleep. Not one day of pain from cancer.

      over 7 years ago
    • CherylS@StF's Avatar

      As an nurse who does mostly lung cancer I always find it amazing how some patients with Stage IV have little to no pain and others have severe sometimes debilitating pain. Very often the pain has to do with the location of the tumors and to where the cancer has spread. If it has spread to the bone or is pressing against an airway or adjacent organs it can be cause a great deal of pain. Often the cancer surrounds or lays on top of organs and their is minimal pain. Each cancer path is different as is each patient and their pain tolerance so often there is no reason or rhyme to the side effects that the cancer may cause or not cause. Sorry that you have cancer but am happy for you that you are not having insufferable pain.

      over 7 years ago

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