Aug 13, 2012 - 4:58 pm
I am really venting here.
I have been with the same primary care physician for 14 years. About 8 years ago, I mentioned my concern about kidney cancer: my dad had it, and my paternal grandfather died of it. My physician basically said, you have no other risk factors, and dropped it.
Three months ago, a tumor was found accidentally. Two months ago, it (and my kidney) were removed. I am wondering if I would still have two kidneys had my Dr listened to my concern in 2003.
Today I went back, talking about surveillance based on genetic testing: my sister is BRCA (breast cancer gene) positive, and I got tested on my own. My Dr yelled at me for this. Basically, he does not know what to do.
I hate to have to find another doctor, but I guess it is time.