Jun 04, 2013 - 10:01 am
Hello, I am new to the world of cancer and I plan to be a survivor... I was diagnosd with what they say is stage 1 renal cancer last Tueday. I am still digesting this information. I have a open planned partial nephrectomy scheduled for the 3rd of July. The tumor is in the upper central pole of the left kidney. I am concerned that I might lose an adrenal gland aswell. I will meet the surgeon and do all my pre-op stuff on the 19th of June. I have had my share of surgeries in this lifetime and was alway calm about them, but this one is very scarey to me. I have done a whole lot of reading and know most statisics but, I have already lucked out on the odds just by having kidney cancer and I am affraid that the odds just are'nt in my favor..... I guess I am just looking for input, support, and maybe some things I might need/ should ask the Doc when I meet him on the 19th. Thank you in advance for your input and support.