Feb 27, 2013 - 7:11 am
I had a radical nephrectomy 6 weeks ago now and tomorrow is my follow up appointment. I know I need to know the staging of the tumor but I suppose I'm just a little frightened about what May hear. Initially they were only going to do a partial but the roots were longer than they thought so they took the whole kidney. Is the sizing just the bit that is visable and not include the roots? After the op they said they were confident it was contained and by the ct scan it was approximately 4cm.....could they have got that part wrong? He also said no follow up treatment just monitoring for 5 years. I suppose I am just looking to you all because you are either going through it or have come out the other side. I'm so glad to have found this site and I am happy to meet you all.