May 21, 2013 - 6:55 pm
In March I went to the dr. because of urinary tract infection. The dr. suggested seeing a urologist because he said uti's were uncommon in men. I agreed to this and the urologist done a cystoscopy and ultra sound. The ultra sound revealed a 4cm. growth on the right kidney so a ct scan was ordered to further evaluate. After the ct scan I had a biopsy which came back as cancer. The dr. that done the biopsy as well as my urologist and the surgeon who is going to do the surgery seem confident that the surgery will take care of it since it hasn't spread. I go for laparoscopic surgery to remove my right kidney on June 5. My surgeon suggested getting online and doing some research on renal cell carcinoma so that's how I am here. I have read quite a few stories by members here and it has helped somewhat easing tension/anxiety. Thanks to those whose stories I've read so far. You have helped a lot.