Nov 02, 2011 - 11:42 am
I am new to this forum. I have just been diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis, right side. The ureter has a mass where it meets the kidney. There are also cells in the kidney itself. I just went for my initial consultation with a urologic oncologist at OHSU in Portland, OR. Since I have Muir-Torre Syndrome (subset of Lynch Syndrome) they are reluctant to take out the kidney. Plan is for an open surgery, midline, with resection of part of the ureter. They will attempt to move the kidney and reattach the ureter. If they cannot, they will move the kidney to the bladder. Goal is to treat the kidney with a biological agent. Surgery is planed for Nov. 28th. Of course I have to have my fourth MOHs procedure first (my third in 15 months for sebaceous carcinoma). Just interested in others experiences and perhaps just needed to express myself.