Nov 03, 2011 - 7:43 pm
My husband was diagnosed out of the blue with masses on both kidneys a few months back....he had a partial open nephrectomy Aug 16, 2011 on his left kidney and is scheduled for the same on the right kidney Nov. 22, 2011...our Surgeon at Duke Hospital, NC says it is quite common to have tumors in both kidneys. He would like to be feeling even better before having the right done but is concerned about waiting too long. The first surgery was clean on the margins and 2 tumors were removed. The right kidney has a small tumor and the adrenl gland has to be removed (it is inactive). We are just so scared to have this done all over again but have no choice.