Nov 23, 2011 - 7:26 pm
The whole problem (other than the obvious issue of cancer) is deciding which board to refer my Mom to here....kidney or bladder. Hmmm....we really have a lot of problems here, but this seems to be one that I can help with.
Here is a short version of our wild-ride so far (which I'm sure you are all familiar with)...
My mom went to the ER last Wednesday morning with pain that she was thinking was related to her gall bladder (she does have gall bladder issues), but after some preliminary testing they ruled that out.
They ordered a CT scan of the abdomen and found a large mass on her left kidney and impeding the ureter.
Admission to M.D. Anderson.......no passing go and no collecting $200.
They did a biopsy on Monday morning, and the frozen section came back with a preliminary diagnosis of Transitional Cell Carcinoma.
The final on the pathology came back today and it said we are looking at "PUNLMP" (Papillary Urothelial Neoplasm of Low Malignant Potential).
So it seems we have some conflicting information - we don't know what it is....but it seems either way they will be removing her left kidney/ureter and (of course) the mass.
What do you guys know about this?
I want to bring my Mom here - she loves keeping in touch with friends and family and I just bought her an Ipad for her to have in the hospital, so I'm doing some leg work to get her started.
I feel monumentally helpless.
My name is Kelly, and that's my Mom in my avatar - her name is Joyce.
Thanks for anything you can share!!!