Mar 09, 2012 - 12:24 am
In January 2012 - I went in for a CT scan related to a colon issue I was having and they found a 14.5cm mass in my left kidney. I had no symptoms, no history and none of the risk factors. From the CT scan it appeared that the tumor was contained in the meaty part of my kidney. I had a radical nephrectomy and a colon resection done 5 days later. When they removed the kidney they also removed two lymph nodes. The first pathology report from the hospital where the surgery was done showed the cancer to be clear cell and that it was also present on one of the two lymph nodes. I researched a bit and chose an oncologist who specialized in kidney cancer at a large research hospital. They reviewed my CT scan and surgical slides and they classified the subtype as chromophobe eosinophilic EVCHRCC and no cells on the lymph node. Now I had two answers! At this point I went for another opinion at another large research hospital and they confirmed the subtype as chromophobe eosinophilic. I guess I’m lucky to live in Chicago where there are numerous large research hospitals!
That all being said – I was wondering what makes this subtype have a “better prognosis”? In all my web research they never get into any details.
Anyone have any further information? Websites? Etc?