Apr 18, 2013 - 12:38 pm
I received my results today, the tumour was a little larger than first indicated
4.3 x 3 x 2.3 cm. Non aggressive Fuhrman 3
There were no cancer cells found within the margins.
I follow up with a CT TAP (Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvic) in September.
Also intense lesions of chronic interstitial nephritis were found
It was a little difficult understanding everything as our French is not so good on medical terms. However, the Urologist appeared to say this type was the most prevelant.
The doctor stated that it could come back again, particularly as this is the second time in 10yrs and it could spread, possibly appear in the left kidney. There obviously is no way of knowing.
I wondered if anyone could explain to me what Fuhrman 3 means. I thought if it was not aggressive the likelyhood of it spreading was very small.
I know there is no hard and fast rule with any type of cancer, there are always so many other contributing factors.
I had not come across Fuhrman mentioned in other members results, so if anyone has an understanding of it I would appreciate the advice.