Apr 24, 2010 - 1:34 am
I am a 26 year old male. I was sent for a CT scan for stomach pains. They found I had a fatty liver, Enlarged Spleen, Hernia, Enlarged portal vein, and worst of all a 2.5cm X 2.5 cm Tumor on my right kidney. The urologist said he is 80% sure it is renal cell carcenoma. I am scheduled May 6, 2010 for a robotic partial nephrectomy with the divinchi robot. They keep telling me I will be fine as if i have a scrape on my knee. I understand thinking positive but I also want to be prepared for the worst. The urologist said after the surgery I will just go for tests every year and thats all.. Is that really it? Is there absolutely nothing to worry about?...I dont really like hearing about odds when it comes to this because from what i understand it is really rare for a 26yo to have this to begin with...I also have a fatty liver, enlarged spleen, enlarged portal vein and a hernia that they all found during that same CT scan... Can someone just be realistic and let me know if they experienced anything similar and what I should prepare for. Thanks!