Jan 29, 2005 - 7:03 pm
i, My name is T and I just turned 35 years old. I just found out the other week that I might have kidney cancer. It all started out with a trip to the ob/gyn doctor for a routine physical, I had abdominal pain and she suggested two different ultrasounds. The test came out that I had an ovarian cyst which ruptured(I have to get retested in three months for this). Plus it showed a cyst on my kidney. I called a Urologist up and they said they don't do much for kidney cyst and couldn't get me for two - three weeks. I called another urologist and got in and he said it was a mass. I went for a cat scan with and without contrast. It shows that I have a 5 cm solid lesion on my left kidney and suspicion for kidney cancer. I was so upset. I cried so much. I went back to him and he suggested that I go to the hospital specialist who is excellent in another state. I luckily made the appt. early cuz my appt. is next Tuesday, February 1st. If I would have waited for my urologist doctor appt. here, I wouldn't have gotten in for another two, three weeks. I haven't peed blood, but I do get back pain on my left side towards the middle upper area. Somtimes lower back too. I figured that was from my scoliosis. Now I don't know. I have had this pain for over a year. It comes and goes. One time last year, it hurt I couldnt' move off the bed and it hurt to sneeze. I get that now and then. Well the doctor said I will have to get my kidney removed, but it hasn't spread. They aren't sure if it is cancer or not.He said that it looks as if the mass has been there for awhile. I hope someone can write to me about this. I am scared to death. I have kids and a great man in my life and I am so happy. I hope it isn't cancer, but if it is, I hope it is treatable.