Mar 15, 2012 - 9:30 am
Hi all- just wanted to give a quick update- First I am feeling great! Each day things get a little easier, I finally made it home (I had been staying at my moms) and finally fealing like my life is getting back to normal. I got my pathology results yesterday and I am cancer free- stage was pT1a, 2.3cm tumor with no renal vein invation, but the fuhrman grade was 2 which I'm not sure I understand. My doc said the stage was more important- can someone explain what the difference is between the stage and the fuhrman grade? Doc said we now do survalence- I go back in 6 months if all is clear I will get scans once a year just to keep an eye on things. Is this a normal "follow up" schedule? I'm so glad this is almost behind me but there is this little voice that keeps saying "whatever caused this tumor could cause another..." I hope everyone is doing well and thanks again for all your help and support!!