Apr 07, 2014 - 2:22 pm
Need help understanding this staging: Fuhrman grade 2/4. Why is it a 2 AND a 4? What does that mean?
Had radical left nephrectomy, tumor in upper pole between the artery/vein so that is why I needed a radical.
Limted to kidney
Renal cell carcinoma, clear cell type
Fuhrman grade 2/4
Lymph-vascular = Not identified
Staging: pTNM pT1a
Lymph nodes pNX
Distant Mets N/A
Was told Stage 1, and will have a 6 month scan then one more next year. Sounds like that is all the scans unles something develops.
Do you think I should consult an Oncologist or not?
I also have 2 auto immune diseases, would that affect this at all?
ANY feedback appreciated,