Jan 10, 2010 - 1:30 pm
I had left kidney removed in 2006 with large rcc mass, also lost speen, damaged during the surgery. Just had a marble size spot removed from right lung, a recurrance of the rcc. I will see an oncologist in a few days to learn more. I have so many questions and fears. What should I ask the doctor when I go? I had no treatment after the first surgery since they found no lymph node involvement. All scans and blood tests were clear all this time. The surgeon said follow up scans would problably be the same as before, without further treatment. Is the rcc still floating around in me, just waiting to settle in a new cozy spot? Do you just watch and wait for it to come back? Is there a way to find any microscopic cells and kill them before they strike again? I am 55 yrs. old and want to retire in a couple of yrs, but now I don't know if I should wait that long.I would like to hear from others who are in this situation. What advice can you give me?