Sep 20, 2009 - 10:21 am
New here. I am having an open partial nephrectomy on my left kidney on October 1st. I haven't received an actual diagnosis yet. As I'm reading through so many of these posts it seems as though many people already know the stage, etc prior to surgery. Urologist told me that 90% of the time, the type of tumor I have is malignant.... MRI just says 'differential includes Renal Cell Carcinoma'.... Any words of wisdom? Super scared for the surgery and everything else that could potentially follow...