Nov 07, 2013 - 5:59 pm
I got a call this afternoon that I have an appointment to see the uro-oncologist tomorrow morning. So I had to race around this afternoon to get disk copies of the scans that have been done so far.
I brought them home, and my husband loaded the cds on the computer. Kinda cool, actually....but looking at the pictures is kind of silly, because other than the spine, I can't figure what anything else is!! LOL
The growth seems to be slightly smaller than what the urologist told me...which is good. Here is the report:
"There is a large heterogeneous avidly enhancing right kidney interpolar lower pole mass, measuring approximately 11.3 x 9.7 x 10.7 cm. There is extensive central necrosis. The collecting system is compressed and displaced, without definite invasion. The main renal vein is not involved. An accessory renal vein drains the lower part of the mass, joining into the IVC inferior to the main renal vein. No accessory renal arteries are identified. The adrenal gland is not involved. The mass extends to the tip of the liver without definite invasion.
In segment 6/7 of the liver there is an ill defined hypodence lesion, which demonstrates perepheral nodular enhancement and filling in on 5 minute delated images consistent with a hemangioma. It measures 2.0 x 4.0 c. There is a background of mild fatty liver."
I have been reading so much that my brain is all muddled and confused - and I kind of have stage fright. So, I hope you can give me some advice and some questions to ask the doctor.
I have to leave at about 8:00 to get there on time. All this waiting and now whammo - they call me to come for an appointment in less than 24 hours! Go figure.