Jun 03, 2010 - 4:51 am
Hello, I'm kind of stuck. I'm hoping someone out there can help me with my questions. My father is 81 years old. He was diagnosed with RCC about 5 years ago. He told his family nothing and has done nothing about it. Two weeks ago, he was complaining of severe chest pains and was admitted into the hospital. He's been in/out of the hospital 3 times in the last two weeks. He's been in the hospital most recently since Memorial Day. My father refuses to discuss his condition with his family and has asked the doctor not to either. He's had 3 mini strokes since February and they are saying at the hospital that he has plaque in his heart and fluid in his lungs, and he is unable to urinate on his own. I realize that everyone is different and not all the symptoms will be the same, but could someone please tell me what are some "standard" symptoms of stage IV RCC? I'm trying to find out as much as I can about this disease, so that I can give some answers to my mother and my family. Anything would be extremely appreciated...thank you and bless you all!!