Jun 24, 2011 - 1:15 pm
I went in for elevated liver enzyme scan, during the scan they found a 3-4 cm tumor on my right kigney via ultrasound by chance, and confirmed by CT scan yesterday. They will take a wedge of my kidney, not sure if open or laprscope, I go to urologist tuesday of next week to discuss. I am a 48 year old male, and freaked out, i have a 3 ayear old boy and six year old daughter.
The doctor beleives it is stage 1, and I do too based on siz, hope it is confined. He said it did not invade the renal vein. He said there was a 94% prognosis out 5 years, I hope he is correct.
What recomendations would any board members have? I lost my father to cancer severl years ago.
Thank you very much for your responses, support, words of wisdom, encouragement. I stumbled across this website and am very thankful I did. As my children sleep in the fort I built them in their room, I am trying to educate myself!