I just got back from my post op doctor appointment and I am not sure how I am feeling. The good: I am feeling great physically. My staples were removed and I am cleared to go back to work next Monday, which will be just 20 days post-op. The mass actually ended up being smaller than what the ct showed (4cm vs 4.5cm). Margins uninvolved, not sure if that is good or bad. The grade is 2 but the stage is 3 due to where the mass started growing near the renal vein. The report states extension into the renal vein but otherwise contained in kidney. The dr said not to worry, that it was only classified as stage 3 because of location but that surgery got it all. But he also added that because of the location, there could be cancer cells in my blood. He said followup is still the same, chest xray in 3 mths, ct scan in 6. Should I find an oncologist as well? As always your info, wisdom, and inspiration is appreciated.