Feb 06, 2013 - 3:35 pm
Hi Everyone I am 57 years old and had been diagnosed with a herniated disk many years ago. This past summer it really started to hurt and the orthopedist sent me for an MRI. Several days later he called at 8.00PM on my cell and told me I had a large mass on my left kidney. I had surgery three weeks later. The tumor was 11CM T3a Grade 3. I had no symptoms and luckily was not aware of my prognosis until after the surgery. I am frustrated by the “active surveillance” protocol. I went for a second opinion to an oncologist at Sloan Kettering. I feel I should be pro active. This waiting every four months for a scan and blood test is hard to accept.