Nov 17, 2011 - 8:01 pm
As mentioned in my 1st post, I had no idea what my tumor grade was. My Urologists said both kidneys were Stage 1 before the surgery and after said size of ping pong balls left and right sides. I had clean margins on both and I figured that was that.
So after seeing how much you all knew about your little buddies I asked my home health nurse to look at my pathology reports on her laptop. I had assumed they would both be T1a N0 M0 Fuhrman 1.
Turns out R side was T1a N0 M0 Furhman 2. That sounds good. The L side was T3a N0 M0 Fuhman 3&2 with renal vein involvement.
I went to a kidney surgery site and it said that T3 & 4 tumors require radical procedure except in the case of bilateral tumors, like I had, to do a partial on T3a,b,c to delay the need for dialysis. Really doesn't sound good.
So I'm curious if anybody out there had a T3 with renal vein involvement that had a partial and how has that worked out?
Thanks and Peace to all! Alan