Feb 04, 2004 - 9:17 am
My wife (age 37) woke up with horrible back pain in early Sep 2003. Upon taking her to the ER, a scan revealed a large tumor (10cm) in her kidney. The doctors acted quickly and within 2 days had removed the kidney.
We were told that the tumor had not spread beyond the kidney capsule (which is good) and that she would need scanning for the next few years.
She had her first scan in Dec and it revealed a small (2cm) lesion on a bone in her spine. We are both (me especially) freaked out. I know RCC can spread to bone, but I haven't found much info on what this means. Just that they would treat the "pain", possibly with radiation.
Any info or support is welcome.