Oct 03, 2013 - 3:26 am
My husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer that spread to his liver.
He was a heavy smoker. Well, I started having blood in my urine last month and had a full nephrectomy (left kidney) - the doctors say it's possible from second hand smoke.
I'm still in shock. Has anyone heard of this? My husband died six years ago.
I had a 10 cm x 7 cm tumor - it hadn't spread to the lymph nodes. I had severe back pain for years. I think that the tumor was causing it because now my backpain is gone.
I had a pet scan 2 weeks ago, it said that there was increased cellular activity at the nephrectomy site and at my liver and spleen. Is it possible that is just from the surgery?
Again, has anyone heard of this happening from second hand smoke? Cigarettes must be that carcinogenic. I am still in shock.