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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): 11 months after the first metastasis, it metastasized into my thyroid gland. Removed the gland and now on thyroid hormone meds for the balance of my life. Very rare metastasis, but as both my surgeons said, this shouldn't be happening after this length of time.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): After 24 years, the renal cell cancer metastasized to my right lung which presented as heart attack like symptoms. Lower lobe of the lung was removed. That's a surgery like no other!

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      Teachertina

      Been there, done that! Also removed lower lobe. Mine came back 3 years after kidney removed. It was rough! Hope you are doing ok after all that!

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    Celebration (Birthday): Instead of really celebrating my 40th birthday (you know, when everyone brings you black balloons and funny gifts because you're now over the hill), my wife threw a big 41st birthday party where we celebrated me being cancer free and how good God is!!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): The surgeon did what was an experimental surgery at the time. It was a 2 year recovery from the surgery, so needless to say, the experiemental surgery was never really put into general practice.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): This shouldn't have happened at the age of 40!!

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