Jul 16, 2013 - 10:53 pm
Met with Dr. Wade Sexton at Moffitt Cancer Center today. He is recommending partial removal of kidney. This process started because I was having a burning pain in my right groin after doing a couple of miles on treadmill. I was fairly certain I had a hernia. But ultrasound, CT scan and two doctors said no. The scan, however, revealed the 2.5 centimeter tumor on my right kidney. Well, Dr. Sexton found the hernia. He had me cough a number of times, poked and prodded, and there it was. So he wants to do both the hernia repair and partial nephrectomy at the same time, laprascopically, two surgeons. Dr. Sexton is having me come back to Moffitt for a special renal MRI for clarity on how much kidney to cut ... Still have not received results of shoulder MRI.