Feb 15, 2013 - 3:39 pm
My name is Brandy and I am new to the boards here. I was diagnosed on February 7th and have a tumor removal and partial nephrectomy scheduled for 3.6.13. I have come here for support and just to gain more understanding of RCC and its symptoms, treatment and recovery stories. Luckily they caught my tumor by accident back in August of 2012. It was only 1 cm, so I was scheduled for a follow up US. The tumor on my left kidney grew 1 cm in less than 5 months and they have confirmed that it is RCC. I am very nervous, I am 28 and have 3 boys, ages 9, 4, and 3. I am mainly concerned with recovery and how Im going to feel and funtion following the surgery, I would appreciate any advice I can get, Thanks so much!!!