Aug 23, 2013 - 7:25 pm
I was called into my GP's office today for the biopsy results. Apparently the results were back Tues night, but she was unable to reach the Urologist who ordered it, and he's "out of the office" until at least Monday. So my poor GP had to do the dirty deed :(. Anyway, yes, I officially have RCC. That makes 2 confirmed cancers in 13 months. A 2-fer if you will. Sigh.
Here's an excerpt from my Path report:
Diagnoses: L Renal tumor. Ct guided Core needle biopsy. Features consitent with CLEAR CELL (CONVENTIONAL) RENAL CELL CARCINOMA. Imaging demonstrates solid neoplasm measuring 1.5cm.
MICROSCOPIC: The tumor cells are arranged in cords and tubules with optically clear cytoplasm and condensed small nuclei without obvious nucleoli. The features are consistent with Furhmann Grade 1/4.
So...there you have it. I'm seeing the 2nd opinion Uro on Monday to "talk options" Rfa is off the table due to my "complicated hilum" but truthfully, none of the doctors want me waiting until at least January to be booked for it. Likely I'm looking at a rad neph- partial is complicated and wasn't recommended due to the tumor's proximity to my adrenal gland. Sigh. I knew it would be this answer, but hearing/reading it was still shocking. Onto a bone scan now.