Apr 10, 2008 - 9:18 pm
I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinom/papillary type (7cm tumor on left kidney/ grade 1). I had a radical nephrectomy 5 weeks ago. My Dr. said chem/radiation wasn't necessary; I went for a 2nd opinion (just seemed so strange that chemo/radiation not needed) - the 2nd Dr. said chemo/radiation not necessary, but he wanted me to participate in a clinical trial which might prevent reoccurence. One of the possible side effects was kidney failure, so I'm inclined to say no (okay, so I'm more than just inclined to say no). I have to make a decision right away (have to start it within 12 weeks of kidney removal).
The tumor was comletely encapsulated; what would you do?