May 10, 2012 - 6:12 pm
Hi Everyone, I am new to this discussion board and wanted to introduce myself to the team. I was diagnosed with renal cancer in December 2011 and underwent an open partial nephrectomy on 1/24/12. Up until now I was so focused on getting through surgery and recovery that I did not join this site (I guess I was probably a bit afraid to know information, if that makes any sense) but am ready to take charge of my health, learn some things along the way and hopefully help others.
I have been trying to understand the grading system and see that T1b was given, but was wondering if I should be concerned that my pathology report could not give me a Fuhrman grade (it said see comments below which I am trying to figure out what they mean) and the N and M descriptions given were "cannot be assessed".
I am due for CT scan and chest x-ray in early August. Are these usually done every 6 months and for how long?