Nov 21, 2013 - 10:10 am
Hello crew ! i have been worried about my upcoming MRI and would like to hear from some people who have been through this. bear with me and I'll give you the longer version
of the story. 12 years ago i was dealing with severe occasional abdominal pain. ( I sincerely believe I passed several small kidney stones ) I had a CAT scan done by my primary
doctor and they found two cysts in the upper pole of my left kidney that were app. 2.2cm x 2.7cm. No one mentioned cancer at all and I was foolish enough not to do any research on my own.
Flash forward to 2013 and I began seeing a new primary doctor and described many symptoms I have that were bothering me. luckily she ordered a new ultrasound...that turned into a CAT scan
and a trip to Fox Chase Cancer center. because of the description of what they found I could tell she was expecting a Cancer diagnosis or at least a surgery to find out what it really is.
So now I have a 1cm cyst in the right Kidney and one of the cysts in the left Kidney has grown to app 4cm x 3.5cm. I am scheduled for an MRI soon ordered by the Urologist at Fox Chase Cancer center
so he can do one according to his own protocol. I could tell by his demeanor he believes this "cyst" is a surgical candidate. The cysts are decribed as having calcification and multiple thick, enhancing
my questions and fears are as follows.
if it grew that slowly can it really be a tumor ? I am told these cysts could possibly have been there since birth.
should I be seeking a doctor who prefers to monitor VS. surgery ?
are "cysts" that are 4cm, have calcification and multiple septea always excised ?
and the big one...fear that it is cancer and already spread. I seem to have symptoms that are common in actual cancer cases.
including night sweats, bloating, insomnia, nausea and fatigue. the only ones i dont seem to have are swollen lymph nodes and
blood in my urine.
the problem is no one has yet been able to tell if its a Bosniak IIf or a III
i am a total stress freak and worry wart ! this is not going well with me....please give me some info that I can feel good about.