Jun 30, 2013 - 4:37 pm
I had CT scan Wednesday and learned Friday that there is a soft tissue mass (1.2 x 2 cm) on my left kidney. Tried to schedule an appointment with my urologist for early this week, but he is on vacation. The earliest they could get me in was Friday, so I switched to a new urology group. Have appointment tomorrow at 10 a.m. This is nothing to fool around with. I underwent the scan because an ultrasound showed that I had an enlarged lymph node in my right groin. I thought I had a hernia due to a burning senation in the groin when I walk two or mile miles or stand on my feet for more than three hours. The scan showed no enlarged lymph node. The major organs all seemed good. I imagine I will have a biopsy. The results of the scan are definitely unsettling. My wife died June 1 from an aggressive uterine cancer. I am a cancer survivor. Had prostate cancer surgery in 2006, and my PSA has been undetectable since then. Past CT scan indicated I had a kidney cyst. Don't remember on which side. Will need to dig out the old reports. But no cyst was mentioned on this scan. Hoping for the best. My wife, who battled cancer for nearly five years, received great support from the Cancer Survivors Network.