Jun 17, 2013 - 6:32 am
New member. 66 year old, male.
Had partial via robotic surgery on May 13, 2013, which removed 4.5 tumor. Pathology report says Grade 4, Stage 1 sarcomatoid RCC. Father died of same disease, but mine was discovered early because of a freak fall in the woods. Have seen oncologist and he ordered Pet/chest CT, which is set for Wednesday.
Like many others here, life has been a whirlwind, with tests, surgery, now follow-up Pet Scan.
I am more anxious about Wednesday's Pet Scan than I was the surgery, but reading here makes me feel better. Guess I am on the roller coaster ride now as I have good days and bad days mentally.
The oncologist says the sarcomatoid finding makes him "nervous" so that's why the quick follow-up. Well, it's really making me nervous too, especially with the family history.
Just wanted to finally join up with this group as it is the very best site I have found for information and support.
Thank you all for being here for me...