Dec 15, 2013 - 11:29 pm
This is my first post and I'm not sure where to start. I hurt my back at work 6 months ago and on MRI they found what they thought was a kidney cyst. Doctor said to recheck in 6 months. I did, sono showed it has grown and suggested a CT. I had CT done which suggested to see a Urologist and that it was solid, possibly renal cell carcinoma. I went to see Urologist 7 days ago, told I had to have at least a partial nephrectomy. He said 85% chance it's cancerous. He also said it was on the back of my kidney and is relatively small at 2.3 x 2 cm. With my back injury I had a couple of bulging discs low in my back which had gotten better and I was in no pain for a couple of months. However, it has gotten dramatically worse in the last 2 weeks and I am also having pain in the upper right side of my abdomen, kind of a deep almost burning pain. I haven't hurt my back at work that I know of. Could the tumor be aggrivating my disc problem? Is the pain in abdomen due to the tumor? I am scheduled for surgery Jan. 8. Just need someone's opinion who has been there, thanks!