Sep 07, 2009 - 10:44 am
Hello. I am 39 and just had a partial nephrectomy on my left kidney last week. I had a 2.2 centimeter clear cell tumor. The surgery was done lap and I am slowly recovering. I wanted to ask some questions and thank anyone in advance for some help or insights.
First, my surgeon said that removal of the tumor is the only treatment needed. Anything else I should consider?
Second, I am in good shape, exercise 4 to 5 times a week and eat a low carb diet. My weight was perfect (a little underweight now) and I don't smoke. Does anyone think the low carb/high protein diet had anything to do with the tumor?
Third, my doctor suggests a scan at 6 months, the once a year from thereon. Any thoughts about doing it more frequently?
Fourth, any diet or herbal treatments that anyone has tried for prevention?
Finally, my doctor said that if my first scan is clean I got to about a 5% chance of it coming back then it could drop to about 2% if I can get to year 2. Anyone else hear this?
Thanks again and God bless.