Jan 24, 2012 - 3:55 pm
In Feb. 2010 I saw a doctor for a dry cough. No relief. Two doctors later I finally had a chest x-ray. My right lung was half filled with fluid. Two days later I had my lung tapped and drained. An hour later I was in triage at my local hospital coughing up copius amounts of blood. A c-scan was taken of the lungs and cought a tumor on the top of the right kidney. It was large and intruded into the renal vein. A month later I had a radical nephrectomy of the right kidney. The pathology report came back as stage 3 renal cell carsinoma. My last c-scan showed a number of nodules in both lungs. One of which is about 1/2 inch in size. I have an appointment (2/13) with a cardiothorasic surgeon to set up a date for a wedge resection to get the largest nodule out for a biopsy. I'm sure after recovery the next course of treatment to be suggested; will probably be chemo therapy. I'll cross that brige when I get to it. Almost forgot, I'm a 71 year old male and my general health is good. So far! I don't know anything about the drugs used to treat RCC. So what can I expect with chemo treatment?