Jun 12, 2011 - 12:15 am
Praise God that my kidney tumor was discovered incidentally with a CT-Scan exam. After radical nephrectomy, the cancer was classified as 4 centermeter RCC T1a grade 2. Radical nephrectomy was required because the tumor was centrally located. I visited the surgeon 2-3 weeks after surgery. The surgeon said no other follow-up action is required for two years. At two years, I can schedule an abdomenal MRI.
Can anyone with similar stage/grade chime in with their follow-up plan? I would prefer more vigilant monitoring at 6 or 12 months, not two years. Is this an insurance company rule for imaging? Or can I ask for more frequent imaging?