May 01, 2013 - 9:43 am
I had my robotic partial nephrectomy on April 18th, 2013 and just saw the doctor yesterday for the path report. Renal Cell carcinoma, clear cell, T1a Grade 2, negative margins. The tumor was 3.2cm and completely contained in the kidney, thankfully. The note says additional tests will be performed to exclude translocation-type rcc, so I'm waiting for the full report, but they say it looks non-aggressive.
Seems I have the best possible outcome for having cancer, and a good chance that it won't return! It was gone before I even knew I had it! Kind of backwards... which is saving me some emotional distress. However, still VERY weird feeling!
Thanks for all the help and support :)