Aug 15, 2009 - 7:40 pm
I just found this site yesterday by accident. I'm 60 yr young female, had a left nephrectomy 7/10/06. I had no symptoms,just a feeling that I had cancer. My husband died of prostate cancer 3 years before and I thought maybe I was just being paranoid because of that. I really thought maybe ovarian, or colorectal, but kidney cancer never occurred to me at all. My doctor had to really reach for a reason to order a CT scan, but thank goodness he did and there it was. A 3 cm mass on my L. kidney.
I went to a urologist/surgeon and he recommended that we remove the kidney. The 3X3cm clear cell tumor was staged as pT1, N0, and MX, Furman 2.
I did not go to an oncologist on the recommendation from the urologist. I wonder if I should have.... He sent me a paper a few weeks later of a study done on my situation/ tumor grading and there was a 97.1% survival for 10yrs.
Anyone else with similar situation? Did you go to an oncologist?