I am 49 years old and was diagnosed with Stage I, grade III Kidney Cancer in Dec of 06 and had a left nephrectomy. My last CT was 7 mths ago (everything was fine other than new liver cyst). I will be going in for my 6th mth check up again in Dec. As always I am scared. I know they say stage I rarely comes back but I am reading peoples stories where it does! I have been having hip pain for about 5 mths now and worry if its has spread or is it just arthritis. I feel like I am being paranoid. How do you know if a pain is nothing to worry about. I went from hardly ever going to the Doctor from wanting to go for every little pain, but I dont go for fear the Dr will think I am crazy. How does bone cancer feel? Does it feel like arthritis pain? Do I have a need to worry?
Would love to hear from others with Kidney Cancer.
Thank You, Velma