Jul 07, 2012 - 1:21 am
I first joined this page in Dec 2011 when my mother was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. My mother had her right kidney removed in December 2011. The tumor was pretty large about the size of a football according to her doctor 11cm in one dimension 20cm in the other, it was also protruding against the liver. My Mom has had two Pet Scans and one CT since her surgery. Now, the Pet Scan is showing some activity in the liver. We were bummed to say the least. She has done so well since her surgery, she's been back to work 4 mths and has not complained about anything. She's gained weight after loosing a considerable amount prior to diagnosis.
I spoke with the Dr. who is recommending her see an Oncologist he recommends. Anybody getting treatment in N. Cal? Her doctor mentioned several options including Interlukin saying she would be a good candidate, since she has done so well. Any questions you think I should ask. I now she has clear cell, but we've all been to emotional to get the pathology report.
Also, after the initial surgery, two of my mother's lymph nodes were swollen. One in the neck the other in the groin. The one in the groin was biospyed in Feb. and it came back as a normal cell. The nodes are still swollen and have been since around Jan.
Overall my Mother is doing well, we were praying for other news...I pray for each of you and would appreciate any encouraging words. I also pray for a CURE soon!