Nov 19, 2013 - 11:26 am
Hi All..! Yes we all know the value of Lab Tests, post surgery.. BUT, so far there are no blood tests as an early indicator for Kidney Cancer like there is for some other Cancers.
So, on my first Oncology visit at Stanford, one of the assistants told me she wished she would of gotten to me before surgery. She was doing some research to try and find some kind of blood test indicator of Kidney Cancer (and perhaps some other Cancers).
OK, so for those that have yet to have surgery please ask about this very topic, as we all know that early detection often yields a better result. I think many of us that had large tumors would of greatly benefitted from such a test. After all, they will be doing blood tests pre-surgery anyway.. giving a little more won't hurt..
Just me thinking out loud..