Sep 26, 2013 - 11:52 pm
I was diagnosed last week with Stage 1 RCC. a biopsy of my kidney is what led to the diagnosis. I was reading how there is a small chance just having the biopsy could have caused the cancer to spread outside my kidney! I am scheduled for a nephrectomy on 10/21. Assuming that the surgery goes well, how will I know if i am really cancer free? How would i know if it did spread or not? I am so worried I can't sleep! I am only 39. Any advice? Any words of comfort?