Jan 03, 2013 - 12:36 am
Happy new year to all. I finally had a simple radical nephrectomy procedure on my right kidney on Dec 6. Three weeks later, I am generally feeling good except for a sore feeling in the upper right thigh joint area. This soreness is somewhat bothersome since I did not have the pain before surgery, but I want to give it some more time before complaining too much. The tumor was about 5cm in size.
The prelim pathology report categorized my RCC as the rare Chromopobe type. Since the cancer has spread beyond the kidney cap into the surrounding fatty tissue, it is really Stage 3. My surgeon says that all margins are fully clear and the five year survival rate is ~96% based on some Nomogram charts. Still figuring out what al this means, but so far so good! Could not have pulled it this far without all of your terrific support... Thx.