Aug 27, 2013 - 4:33 am
I have been reading the posts published in this website and I find it very supportive and encouraging.
Last month my dad underwent a radical nephrectomy due to a tumor in his left kidney. The pathology report showed that the tumor was 4cm, pt3, fuhrman grade 2, papillary type (got into the fatty tissue, but not to the lymph nodes/ renal veins). The doctor recommended that we do watchful surveillance and a CT scan 3 months post the surgery.
What I would like to ask is there anyone, long term survivors, who has experienced RCC stage 3 and did not require further follow up actions (like chemo etc)? My dad's right kidney is failing, so since the surgery he had to go through dialysis, and I don't know if he will be strong enough to go through chemo etc. :(
Your information is highly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.