other body functions working better?
Guess what no more constipation since my partial kidney neph. My facial complexion looks healthier, and the strangest thing,a finger nail that has been deformed from an accident 47 year ago, is NOW GROWING NORMAL!!!!! I guess this might be a good omen!
Clinical Trial - Needed?
I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinom/papillary type (7cm tumor on left kidney/ grade 1). I had a radical nephrectomy 5 weeks ago. My Dr. said chem/radiation wasn't necessary; I went for a 2nd opinion (just seemed so strange that chemo/radiation not needed) - the 2nd Dr. said chemo/radiation not necessary, but he wanted…
gold standard -remove all kidney or parial?
I went with a partial (6.6 cm. right kidney stage I, grade 2 clear cell carcinoma) Went to Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Coleman advices partial, due to a 22% occurance of kidney failure down the road.All margins clear, 9 weeks into recovery, no chemo needed. Other drs. wanted to remove the entire kidney. Hope I made the…
My husband has been on a clinical trial taking Sutent before surgery. He has a tumor on each kidney. One was 10cm and the other 5cm. He had his 1st cat scan after 2 cycles and it has showed a shrinkage of 25%. He has not had a lot of side effects from the drug and will continue for 2 more cycles and then hopefully they…
My darling wife has had Kidney Cancer for over 6 years. She is now only 44 years old. It has been a stuggle, especially the last couple of years. She has had mutiple surgeries, nephorectomy, lymph node removal, vertebrate scraping and metal rod stabalizing, tried numerous clinical trials, special diets, homeopathic…