Sep 03, 2009 - 11:56 am
A recent catscan turned up a 4.9 cm tumor on my right kidney. I've seen two urologist surgeons who both want to remove the right kidney completely. I read an article on WebMD about a study done in 2008 that showed that most surgeons prescribe kidney removal because its easier than just removing the tumor. So how can I find a surgeon who will at least try to remove the tumor before taking out the whole kidney? Should I see a cancer specialist instead of a urologist? I realize that because of the placement of the tumor I may have no choice but to remove the whole organ, but man, if there is any way I can keep it and just loose the tumor, that sure would be nice. I just have no clue on how to find someone who can do this.