Mar 07, 2006 - 3:00 pm
I had laparascopic surgery on 3/2/06. I'd decided to go for a total nephrectomy but my surgeon convinced me to let him try for a partial. Bad decision!!! I lost my entire kidney anyway because he got a positive margin. Now, I'm scared to death that letting him cut into the kidney rather than remove entire kidney from the start allowed the opportunity for cells to escape & show up else where down the road. My doc says that won't happen because he remove the entire kidney which he says removed the positive margin. Does anyone know if there is a chance cancer cells could have escaped anyway? Is there a good resource anyone could suggest I go to for some assurance since my doc isn't going to admit he's put me at risk.