Jan 02, 2005 - 12:17 am
I'm writing to implore of help from anyone who might know how. My father was diagnosed with kidney cancer in July 2004. They didn't give it a stage, but recommended a partial nephrectomy. My father, devastated by the news, then went home upon advice by his doctors at M.D. Anderson, to confer with family about options. This only gave more time for him to process and grieve. He became very depressed but managed to have one kidney done with the RFA procedure as he feared surgery(he has tumors in both kidneys). Since then, he has not returned for further treatment, and has plummeted into a panic-stricken state. No mental problems ever existed with him until this. He's very afraid to do anything else and hasn't sought any other treatment. He thinks often on the tumors the doctors found that were close to blood vessels and feels he is doomed. Please help!