I have recently been diagnosed with a 5cm tumour on my left kidney, classified as a Bosniak 2-3. Everything I've read so far suggests that this in an "indeterminate" lesion but my specialist has referred me for a radical lap nephrectomy. He says that partials are difficult to do- I will be operated on by a "surgeon-in-training" & it's easier to just have the whole thing removed. No biopsy has been offered or suggested, & I'm really scared & confused. Does anyone have some advice? I have no choice of doctor & cannot afford a "real" surgeon(though I guess whoever I get will be making a good effort)! My worry is that they will remove my kidney with a 40% chance that the lesion is benign. Any help would be great, thanks!!!