Mar 01, 2013 - 12:37 pm
Final pathologic report says clear cell RCC, TNM Stage pT2a, Nx Mx, Furman Grade 3, surgical margins negative, sarcomatoid features absent, no lymphovascular invasion and no renal capsular invasion. Size: 7.6 x 6.8 x 4.9 cm, weight: 196 grams.
They did not remove any lymph nodes for study in pathology - I guess because it 'looked' clean? Hence the 'Nx' instead of 'No'. I'm not really sure how they determine that.
He declared me NED, which I guess they would do with everyone that has clean margins and no invasions? His guess is that I had a 90% chance that the surgery will be my only treatment. I get scanned again in 6 months, then 8 months, then yearly.
Anyway, I was really happy with it!