Feb 07, 2012 - 5:49 pm
I am 29 yrs old female and in December I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. On 1/13/2012 I had a partial Nephrectomy of my left Kidney. Along with part of my Kidney, 1 rib was removed. My recovery has been okay, I get feverish feeling, and sick to my stomach, and of course I am hurting but I am heeling well. When I went to have my follow up, and staples removed the doctor told me that I had stage 1, grade 2, chromophobe, kidney cancer. The doctor was confident that all of the cancer was removed, and I will return in 6 months after having a chest x-ray and CT scan. I have so many emotions going through my head I am happy to be here, and so afraid that it will return!! I have read comments about kidney cancer that state it rarely returns and comments that state it often returns much later. Also, I was told it is rare to have kidney cancer at my age, so I am just very concerned!! Any input/advise would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!