I just joined and I feel like maybe I shouldn't have. 4 weeks ago I went in to the ER with stomach pain and had to have my appendix removed. While I was there the PA told me that they found a spot on my kidney. When I asked her what she meant by spot she said...it could be nothing, it could be cancer, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Really? She wouldn't lose sleep over cancer? So...when I got out of the hospital I found a urologist and went to see him, hoping they just made a mistake at the hospital. The urologist told me that I have a 7 cm mass on my kidney. He sent me in for an ultrasound that same day. I was still hoping it was nothing when he called me back to say it was not cystic, it was solid, I was hoping this was good news and then he told me I had to have the tumor and my right kidney removed. I asked several times if it is cancer and he said I don't really fit any of the risk factors for kidney cancer since I am female, 38 and a non smoker. I asked him if he thought it looked like cancer and he said if I was 60-80 years old he would estimate an 80% chance that it is cancer and he really couldn't say until he took it out. Later I called back and talked to the nurse about some of my questions and she was reading the doctors notes to me and said that he met with 4 other partners in the practice and they all agreed that we couldn't save my kidney and that it was suspicious for renal cell carcinoma. Do I have cancer??? The docs wanted me to have surgery right away to remove tumor and kidney, my wedding is May 22 so they are going to let me wait until after the wedding. Surgery is scheduled for June 2. At first I was happy that I was going to get to wait but as my wedding approaches I am just getting more nervous. I wish I would have had the surgery right away. I just want to know if this is cancer. Does this sound familiar to any of you?