Mar 31, 2010 - 11:27 am
I am a 29 year old female with a family history of RCC (grandmother died at 50 yrs old from RCC that went undiagnosed for many years). In Jan. of this year I went to a urologist for bladder pain (since diagnosed with IC). The uro sent me in for a CT w/ and w/o contrast to check for other possible problems and they found a 2.25cm mass on my left kidney. Its my understanding that the mass did enhance some. Since the mass was small we decided to wait 3 months and do a another CT. The 2nd scan was done yesterday and I get the results next week. My questions are: Generally speaking, how soon after the 2nd scan would surgery be, if indeed surgery is warranted? Also, does anyone have any experience with dealing with IC and kidney issues?
Any info/ personal experiences would be greatly appreciated.