May 07, 2012 - 6:51 pm
My friend has only one kidney and he is 81 years old. He has two Tumors and two cysts. One tumor measures about 3.1 centimeters and the other is about 2.5. Since he only has one kidney, will the surgeon suggest surgery? I do not know anything about this so I am hoping for some positive answers. He has had his MRI which showed the masses, his blood test turned out good and his chest xray. I was wondering how aggressive they might get with someone in their 80's. Do they do Chemo on kidney cancer? Is it possible it may not be cancer?
He had his other kidney removed about 15 years ago for the same reason. They didn't want to take any chances. Now with only one kidney what would the treatment be. I am very worried and I don't know how to deal with this. I don't know what to say to him. He has an appt at the surgeon in two weeks and then I guess this will be when they discuss the treatment. I am very worried and don't know what to expect. Is there anyone out there that has had this happen?