Aug 21, 2012 - 5:42 pm
Hi , I have recently been diagnosed with RCC. I have a 4 cm tumour in my right kidney and my specialist has told me that I need to have a Radical Nephrectomy to remove the kidney. Whilst I am coming to terms with the fact that I have Kidney cancer, I am struggling to come to terms with having to face a major operation. I am anxious to the point of been downright terrified of the prospect. I was wondering if anyone has any insght and experience of the operation and could possibly suggest how I can overcome this fear. I realise that I am in the hands of professionals who know what they are doing but that does not alleviate the fact that I am extremely frightened of the prospect of surgery.