"I shall but love you better after death"
On Friday afternoon June 11th, at about 2:20 PM, my mighty Dragon ceased his fearless roar. He went very peacefully to a well deserved rest after fighting the biggest battle of his life. His lady and his very best friend Frank, were by his side. He followed the road to the sun to a much better place. Rest in peace my brave…
What should I be looking for in test results?
I had a radical nephrectomy of my right kidney in Feb 2008 - Type 1, Stage 2, no infiltration anywhere else. My Dr. said there was no need to check anything until December because he considered me "cured". Being who I am, and not trusting the word "cured" I recently asked my PCP to run blood test to check the remaining…
Hi Everyone. My dad (53) was recently diagnosed with advanced renal cell carcinoma. It has spread from his kidney to his liver and his lung. Recently he had his left femur removed because the cancer had also spread to his bone and is slowly recovering. He is on Toricel. He has not had his kidney removed as his doctor said…
Newly diagnosed -Papillary Kidney Cancer
I know someone who was recently diagnosed with Papillary Kidney cancer and they are looking for someone to talk to about it....is there anyone out there with the same diagnosis who willing to talk to them? I posted this in the threads of the 2006 discussion about this, but thought it might get lost...so I am posting here…
Dear Memebers, this is my first post here. I have been surfing web for the past 8 hours trying to figure things out. I am writing this post on behalf of my father. He is 61 and while going through his normal physical check up, primary care was not happy happy with his blood report. to make a long story short he had some CT…
Percutaneous Cryoablation for Kidney Cancer
I've been reading about the success of Percutaneous Cryoablation in the treatment of RCC . Everything I've read so far says it is and has been limited to tumors up to 7 cm. in diameter. The reason given is that the "ice ball" might damage organs adjacent to the tumor . My question is : is it possible the treatment can be…
how long in hospital
i was wondering how long the doctors kept you in the hospital after a partial nephectomy. my surgery is scheduled for friday june 13th. my doctor is not going for a lap surgery.
urologist or urologic oncologist?
A friend has been dxd w/ renal cancer; the tumor seems to be contained in one kidney, which will need to be removed shortly. She was referred to a local urologist who can do the surgery, but it has not yet been scheduled. Apparently she would then be referred to an oncologist for follow-up. However, at other hospitals in…