Jul 22, 2005 - 2:01 pm
Hello everyone. Hoping to get some information/opinions.
When a malignant tumor is found on the kidney (stage 1, no matistiss), why wouldn't you want to completely remove the kidney if you have another healthy one? Is there a benefit to keeping a portion of it? My thought is to "get that thing out ~ we don't want the cancer coming back!"
Why is the surgeon pushing for a partial removal and to "save" as much of the kidney as possible?
Thanks so much!