Nov 07, 2013 - 11:08 pm
I am so frustrated! My husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma that has matastisized throughout the body. On 5/14/13 he heard a pop in his shoulder. About 10 days later, we learned he had a lemon size tumor in his hummerous bone in his right shoulder. On 6/3/13 the doctor did a biopsy and we learned the cancer tumor came from an organ. On 6/13/13....we got the horrible news that he had a volleyball size tumor around his right kidney into his renal vein and up the main artery an inch from his heart. We also found out he had several cancer spots in his lungs, a spot in his scapula, lower lumbar spine and small spots in the bones. 6/25/13 he had a MRI of his brain and there was no cancer. In July, he had surgery to remover the tumor in his right shoulder and it was rebuilt with cement and plate and screws. Also at the end of June, he started Votrient. We just had a follow up PETScan the first part of October. We found out the kidney tumor shrunk 40%, however the lower lumber spine tripled in size and it has spread to his liver, 2 spots 2.2cm and 3cm on right lobe and a small spot in the front right lobe of the brain. We saw an urologist in July who said surgery would be an option. Our oncologist sent us to him. When we saw the oncologist in October, he said surgery isnt an option right now because the cancer spread. He just wanted us to get to know the surgeon in case he was to have it. It was like he dangled a carrot in our faces saying here you go and now he took it away. I just don't understand! We are at one of the two best places in our state! Can anyone give me some insight?