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14/04/2015 is the date of the surgery  toumer was removed send to the lab so far what I know it's gread1 satge 2 I leaft the hospital today I was have sleep... So I really don't know what's that mean all I remember the doctor was happy.... I will keep you posted... God bless you all 

 

CT scan MRI  confirm 2.5 cm cancer both test says every thing around the kidney look normal the gland look normal... My question does that mean cancer has not spread... I need advice and comfort the stress is overwhelming thanxxxxxx all

Tuesday going to see spshlist 

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Max57,

Back in the days each of us was told out of the blue that we have Cancer. And who ever even heard ok Kidney Cancer? And then they want you to have major surgery right out of the gate to remove the tumor and all or part of your kidney. All of us went thru that. Pretty overwhelming to say the least.

The good news for you is that at 2.5 cm it rarely spreads. The surgery and recovery are anything but fun. Mine was almost 13 years ago.

 

You will be fine. Others will chime in to tell you how lucky you are. If you are going to have kidney Cancer the smaller the better and 2.5 cm puts you on the small size. Some of our members would almost die for a tumor as small as yours.

 

 

Icemantoo

 

 

 

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Icman

Thanks for your fast reply... I went To ER for pain on the right side kidney with blood in urinte they found 2 stons in the right kidney on the left they found  a so called leion on MRI they confirm 2.5 cm cancer they said it's inside the kidney... My question what options do I have remove the hole kidney  my feelings is mix I had no pain on the left side at all am so confused is this the end is there a hope to take care of it so many questions no answers... It was a schok finding what they found by accident 

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Many of us have been surprised to find out that we had tumors. I never had pain or symptoms until one night when I tried to clear my bladder before going to bed and nothing happened. I called my doc in the morning who sent me to the emergency and then to a Urologist. He sent me for a CT scan looking for kidney stones  (I thought I might have had a UTI) but they found a 12 cm tumor I through my kidney. I had an open radical nephrectomy 3 months ago. Thank God the surgery got everything so I don't need chemo or radiology treatment. The healing process is slow going . You are going to be ok.

 The main thing to have is trust in your doctor. Keep a list of questions for him/her and make sure they are answered fully. I had an awesome doctor who explained everything and was very encouraging.

 

 

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shaval123 

I was speech less when I was told 3 days ago you have 2.5 cm toumer in the leaft kidney and you I was told over the phone..!!  2 minutes didn't know what to say... I was told they  made an appointment to me to see 

Urologist next Tuesday no idea what's going to talk about.... 

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Max57,

 

When you meet with the specialist on Tuesday he will discus the various options with you. Typically these options include whether they take the whole or only part of the jidney and whether the surgery is open or laproscopic. Where the tumor is located and the expertice of your surgeon sometimes dictate one approch or the other. All of that technical stuff is above my paygrade. Being indicative of Cancer and 2.5cm means somethng has to come out.

 

Icemantoo

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Icemantoo

Thanks you so rich of knowledge 

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Good luck with the urologist.

 

Mine was found by accident.  I was told a 6cm mass was found on a ultrasound scan on my gallbladder, then result from ct scan was  5.5cm tumor ..50/50 chance it was cancer.  Told them to just remove the whole thing so had keyhole surgery nearly 3 weeks ago....a few days after the removal it was confirmed that it was clear cell carcinoma with clear margins.  All I believe is good news.  I'm recovering well and feeling good.

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butterfly wings

Thanks and I will pray for fast recovery wish you all the best 

it was so fast to have a big family to caer for each other 

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Max,

The scan showed a 2.5 cm mass; that's VERY good news. Smaller the better. The main option for treatment of kidney cancer is surgery. The doctors will want to do it ASAP. The only real option comes in to whether they want to take the whole kidney or just the diseased part of it. Originally I was to be a partial but safety reasons forced my surgeon into a radical (or full) removal of the kidney. As far as chances of spread; while the doctors NEVER deal in absolutes, a tumor that small has a VERY VERY VERY small chance that it is had spread. My tumor was 2.8 cm at it's biggest point. Usually after surgery there is no further treatment needed. Depending on the prognosis you probably will not need chemo, radiation or other treatment. But remember there are no absolutes. Your BEST course of action is to GET IT OUT OF YOUR BODY.

Good luck, keep us posted.

- Jay

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Yep, you are very-very lucky!!! As all others have said,at this size it is almost impossible for it to spread. Especially if scans are not indicative of this.

it is fine to freak out at first. But stick to this board, you'll see that early stage kidney cancer is veeeery far from death sentence!

plan a surgery and try to look at the positive side - at the great chance to discover and treat it before it had spread.

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Hey....

Welcome to our board. You will learn lots about your condition. I know it is scary, but you are going to be okay! When you see the specialist, ask lots of questions and be vigilant in follow up monitoring.

Hugs

Jojo

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Welcome Max, you have come to a great place for information and support!

 

I too had NO pain or indication I had a a tumor specious for a neoplasm either. My primary doc called me and gave me a name of a Urologist who is also the surgeon. Before she told me, I already had the copy of the radiologist's report and came on here to gather information to ask at my Urology appointment.  I was well prepared by folks on here!

First my primary doc ordered the wrong test, an MRI when I learned on here, most Urologists

want a CT. So had to pay for a test I didn't need at first.

 

They found this tumor while doing an ultrasound for my liver. When the U.S. tech moved toward the back on my left side, I got this feeling there was "something" there. The Tech then began to measure it. So I was NOT surprised when I got the news. My tumor was 4.3cm, stage 1, so very lucky, NO problems or NED (No evidence of Disease) for over a year now. I was never worried, honestly. The only thing I was concerned about was an "open" incision vs a laproscopic/robatic incisions which are several tiny ones to get the robatic instruments through. so make sure you ASK the surgeon if you are a candidate for robatic surgery.

 

I did have to have my whole kidney removed because it sat between the renal artery and renal vein. It was just safer to take the whole kidney. I even watched a video online that shows how they bag the kidney and remove it. They may only do a "partial" surgery in YOUR case due to it being small.

My only disappointment is that you can no longer have NSAID (ibruprofin type meds) if you only have 1 kidney. I totally depended on one NSAID for another condition I have. My 1 kidney cannot metabolize my other meds as well either. But Its doable.

And yes you wll be followed by surgeon/Urologist for awhile with scans and blood tests which would show if there is can level of cancer in your blood. Your chances are really good that they will get it all, with no chemo/radiation necessary. That is used when they find "mets" or cancer signs that have spread to other places. Again, your chances are pretty good I'd say.

I also used a velcro lumbar wrap around my abdomen for my last two abdominal surgeries. ( you get them at any drug store). Both surgeons approved of it. That way the sore muscles/tissues/nerve endings can heal and not have gravity make the pain worse. Some use a pillow over the abdomen whenever you get up from sitting or sleeping. Many sleep in recliners at first. Again, I got up slowly but honestly had little pain with it. Each person is different, esp if this is your first surgery ever.

Instead of needing many pain pills, I mostly used dry ice packs inside my lumbar wrap right over the larger incision area. Most of the laproscopic incisions were barely an inch and the bigger one they pulled the kidney through was about 3 -4 inches. Useing ice truly brought me relief.

I can honestly say, I did not have that much pain, EXCEPT for the trapped gas that seems to settle in the shoulder following surgery. That lasted about 5-7 days for me to get out of my body.  That gas is pumped inside to make the abdomen larger for the surgeon to be able to SEE what he's doing inside. VERY IMPORTANT!

ALSO Robatic surgery affords quicker healing, as it is less invasive. Anyone having any abdominal surgery will have that gas pumped into their abdomen and it has to go somewhere. Pain killers do not get to it the same as they find the best way to get this gas OUT is walking, or arm/shoulder movements that move it along and out your body.

You will not work for a few weeks or more. I was not allowed to exercise (except walking) for 1 month!! Stick to that rule or you could get hernias around the incision sites and you don't want that! So DO NOT rush your recovery and rush back to work.

Stay with us, ask away, as you find you'll have more and more questions. I have a really good feeling about your situation. Make sure you take someone with you to the Urologist appointment. You'd be surprised at things you miss otherwise. There is not that a big of rush as these tumors grow so slowly most of the time.

So.. keep us informed if you want. I will be cheering you onward!

Warmly, Jan

 

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Jan,

I have read several of your posts regarding NSAIDs and I have a question. 

My docs haven't mentioned anything about not being able to take ibuprofen or naproxen. It hasn't really come up, but now that I have had another surgery and am recovering from it, I was told ibuprofen was ok for breakthrough pain. They also prescribed percocet (which is acetaminophen). What did your doctors say specifically about NSAIDs? I am actually seeing my urologist tomorrow (the surgeon who did the work) and I'd like to ask him about it.

Thanks!

- Jay 

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Jay - Ibuprofen and Naproxen are metabolized by the kidneys and it can potentially damage them.  That is why they are prohibited when you only have one kidney.  Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is metabolized by the liver so it is OK to use (if necessary) but not while consuming any alcohol.

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Jan

thanks so much for your time your comfort words it did make me feel better.. now after the ultrasound and the CT scan and the IMR I have now appointment with urologist now is he/she going to decide what to do?  my other question since I start having all these tests until now I don't want eat I sweet when it's not hot tired is this normal? 

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Well, Max glad I could help some. When you see your Urologist he'll go over the CT scan results and tell you your options if you need surgery. Make sure you bring someone along with you. You want to ask if he/she does Robatic surgery. And approximately how long it will be before you can return to work, exercise.

Not sure why your appetite has changed. Could it be nerves? No one likes to hear the "C" word.  But again, you have an excellent shot at a complete recovery with no other treatment needed.

Keep us informed! You'll be fine.

Jan

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thanks a lot it has been very difficult week not knowing why... What's going on something I have never expected it came from no were from looking at a stone to this... Thanks so much 

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I know it's impossible during first days, weeks or even months but do your best, remember, the worst days are the first days, you'll feel better in near future,. It's no way to know it for sure that it hasn't spread until you do the surgery done and have the pathology report but a 2.5 cm tumor doesn't seem to be able spread

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So tomorrow  iam going to see my Urologist 

can someone guide me what to aske him

after I meet him what kind of decisions he

going to make

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Max,

A couple of things to consider with your urologist.  Your surgery will be either laparascopic (maybe with a robot) or an open surgery.  For the size of your tumor, you may be looking at a partial nephrectomy (removal of only a part of your kidney along with the tumor).  However, if your tumor is in a diffifcult location, you may need a radical nephrectomy (complete removal of the kidney with the tumor).   Even if you are scheduled for a partial nephrectomy, it is likely you will sign a consent form that a radical nephrectomy may need to be performed, as sometimes one the surgery starts, a radical nephrectomy becomes necessary.  Some surgeons perform both types of surgery laparascopic and open.  Some only perform one type. The urologist may also explain the time of recovery. While laparascopic surgery is often indicated as having a shorter recovery time, many here have had a good recovery time with the open surgery.   The first urologist I visited indicated I would need a radical nephrectomy because my tumor was in a bad location.  I got a second opinion, and the second surgeon was able to do a partial nephrectomy by open surgery and preserve 95% of my kidney.   Hope this helps.

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So tomorrow  iam going to see my Urologist

can someone guide me what to aske him

after I meet him what kind of decisions he

going to make

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Max,

My first visit to the urologist was a very quick affair.  As I said above, they are going to want to get rid of the tumor ASAP and you are going to nod and go along with the plan because that's what we do.  Get it out.  

My experience was that I was very calm after seeing him.  He had an air of confidence and knowledge about him that put me at ease and I knew that this was the best course of action.  Hopefully you get the same sense.  Leading up to the surgery will be tough; you will be nervous, but it feels good to have a plan and know that in a few short weeks you will (very likely) be cancer free.  AFTER the surgery when they see what type of cancer and everything else is really when the questions and long term planning comes into effect.

For now, make sure your docs know what they're doing and get the tumor out.

- Jay

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Thanks Jay... have question since they start the tests I had the feeling some things wrong... Now I don't want eat I force my self on food I got wave of heat from time to time... Is this normal 

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Max,

Cant really say I had any issues with eating... something to remember is that your brain is going to play a lot of tricks on you. It's the way that it is. Every little ache pain and weird bodily function will be scrutinized... For those who dont believe in the power of the mind to affect the body... Believe it!! You have to chill out a little bit. Relish in the knowledge that your cancer (if that's what it is... it may be benign) was caught early. 

- Jay

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Think that's a bit cruel.

I found out out of the blue as well. No symptoms or anything.

Make a list of all questions (there are no "stupid" ones), knowig what you are in for will help. Make sure someone goes with you to the Dr. appt. so they can hear and ask as well. It will help later recalling info.

As Iceman said, surgery and recovery are no fun - but in the end - the result will be worth it.

Take a deep breath. We are all here for you!

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aamdis..... Thanks so muchFrown

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Friday 03/21 it's the date for ultrasound waves to take care of the stone on the right kidney.... Can any one shear his or her experience on this is it painful? 

04/14 is scheduled  to operate on the left kidney  Dr  said it's going to be Partial but she can't use the robot Because it's hard to get to the toumer 

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Is it safer to do partial or just remove the kidney the toumer is 2.5 cm right in the corner close to the ultrey  

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As I heard, partials are as safe in terms of possible recurrences as full ones. And you would always want to keep as much kidney left as possible, just in case

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thank you very much for your reply..... 

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I had a open partial (which is what it sounds like you will, was able to keep 60%. Keeping your original equipment is always good 8-).  It's NO FUN, that's for sure.  No way to sugar coat it.  Just be reassured that they are taking the tumor out and hopefully/most likely that will be the end of that.

Use the pain reilef they give you - don't be afraid to ask for it.  Walk as soon as as much as you can.  Drink lots of water and just keep reminding yourself, that everyday it does get better. Celebrate the "small things".  The first walk down the hall to your staples being removed.  Be good to yourself! 

Also, ask questions.  Up to the moment they knock you out, you can ask.  Ask when you come out of the surgery, even simple questions are welcome. 

Also, ask here - since we have all been through it - we can answer non-medical things.

Would love to tell you to relax now, but know that won't happen.  So...just take a deep breath and take it one day at a time

 

Hugs,

Laurie

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Your comment a huge rleaf... The toumer  I have so close to the  left corner even the Dr said it's going to be hard job my question can I decided what to do like if I tell the Dr I feel safer if you take the hole kidney out would she listen to me!!!.... Thanxxxxx

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Wish I could tell you yes, but....  The Dr.'s know what they are doing.  They also know that keeping part is better than taking everything - unless it isn't safe for you.

I know many on this board have but one kidney and doing great, living like they still had both. And many of us have partials and doing the same.  I have a step-sister that has just one and it was donated and she is doing fabulous.

You just need to allow them to know what they are doing and spend your energy on getting well after 8-)  I know I know, easier said than done...but do try. 

It just sucks doesn't it.

 

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Max, mine was a 3.5 cm tumor and an open partial. I opted for open because my surgeon/oncologist explained the difference between lap and open and convinced me open was best and safest. I did not have a hard recovery and was out of the hospital in 2 days. I was up and walking the night of the surgery. Off pain killers in about 10 - 14 days; dont' remember. Incision is just a little over 4 inches. So if it has to be an open one, don't worry. It's not as awful as everyone, myself included fears it. Questions to ask are:

1. what surgical procedures are my options?

2. explain each one and give me the advantages and disadvantages.

Once it's over, regardless of the procedure, get up and walk as soon as possible and walk as much as possible. Also drink tons of water. Use breathing exercises they give you to keep your lungs clear.

 Your loss of appetite right now is 99 percent due to nerves and anxiety I bet. But once it's over you still wont' be very hungry. I wasn't for about 4 - 5 days and just forced myself to eat soft boiled eggs, toast, soup, things like that.

Best of luck and please let us know how everything is going.

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Thanks so much for sweet comfort comments I really need them this cancer hit me and my wife and the kids from no were and just left us speechless confused... What went wrong why what........no answers... My daughter  she is  29 saide yesterday that she is going to wake up and it was just bad dreamy... Laughing

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Max, pleas eremember and try to persuade your family that 2,5 cm kidney cancer is far from the worst nightmare! It is tough thing to face for sure, but not the worst. Your prognosis after surgery is great based on the size of your tumor. You should not think of your situation as of deadly one.

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Sure I will try  and I agree with  you it's tough 

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Yes, it hit us all out of the blue and it’s awful. I think we all went through the “how did this happen” phase. I simply looked at my urologist and without thinking blurted out “who the fu** gets kidney cancer? I never heard of anyone who had it. And it’s an equal opportunity disease. All the risk factors were missing for me: I’m thin, I exercised all my life, don’t eat fried or fatty or unhealthy foods, don’t smoke, I’m not a male, and have normal to low blood pressure. Not a single member of my family ever had cancer of any kind. So go figure how I got so “lucky” lol?

It sounds like you’ll be having a partial and honestly, that way they can see the kidney, feel the kidney, and get a good idea of whether a partial will do it or it may have to turn into a radical. If they can save the majority of your kidney that would be fabulous. If not, as others have said, you can live a healthy full life with one. I did not have staples, only surgical tape. That made for a very thin scar and less discomfort while healing. Thank god your tumor is small and most likely completely contained to the kidney. Which means you’ll most likely be around for a long time J

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Again,  I am glad you are asking away and gaining support on this site!

However, I do not want to "normalize" this for you. You will discover your new normal.

But what I learned on here is that you are probably stage 1. Even if the thought of cancer hits you and your family hard, shock and why are to be expected. That scary part will pass, it will. After all we are all surviving on here. Some have it a bit harder than us Stage one folks.

What I learned that stuck with ME, is that if you had to get cancer, kidney cancer is usually the easier one, as you do not need chemo or radiation or meds to follow if you are stage one. Once the tumor is out, its out. THAT is if you are stage one which it seems you are. Yes, there is a recovery time, but you'll get through that and be a changed person, BUT in a good way! And recovery from robatic surgery is less invasive, but an "open" incision type surgery is not as invasive as it once was. The incisions are smaller now. But you must adhere to the doctor's rules for recovery as your insides are trying to heal.

Keep telling yourself and  your family that you WILL get through this and worrying will not help at all. Get as much information and trust your doctors. You will be monitored as that is protocol that the surgeon follows.

I am grateful that my cancer was stage one. I am glad my recovery was not that bad. Attitude is something I can control, along with making sure I am educated and live a healthier life.

Again, let us know how you are doing. I respect your follow up responses.

Warmly, Jan

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I'm 48, and I have two boys who are 14 and 11 years old.  When this hit me, we all took it in stride, but it was very hard on my youngest boy.  I remember the day I left for the hospital, my youngest guy started bawling.  I was scared of the unknown, the surgery, the recovery.  I did not join this site until after my surgery, and I had read some horror stories about the surgery elsewhere--all of them were unfounded.  I wish I had found this site earlier.  I look back on the whole pre-surgery experience and feel a little bit silly about my reaction--normally, I am a pretty tough person and don't let anything get me down.  But at the time, the enormity of the "C" word, an open surgery on a major organ and an epic fight with my health insurance company to let me have the surgery done at Sloan Kettering wore me down to a ball of emotions.   THankfully, my wonderful wife was my rock and handled me with care before, during and after the surgery.   Now, 8 months later, everyone around our house act like nothing happened.  Pretty much back to normal, and it has been that way for several months.   I even feel strange saying that I "had cancer" because it seemed like a temporary resident in my body.  But I am also a little wary and vigilant about the small chance of recurrence.   We are all different, and as Jan said, you have to find your new normal and your comfort zone.  It took me a while to find mine.

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Like you I have been recently diagnosed and awaiting surgery.  It is a lot to absorb and at first there is a sense of disbelief.  Last month after a ct scan for a kidney stone; a doctor told me I had a tumor on my kidney, the first thing that crossed my mind was: "Are you talking to me?" He went on to explain what the next steps would be. But it was really background noise I was just absorbing the fact I had cancer. I remember asking him if I would have a biopsy to confirm it and he said that was what he was just explaining to me.  I realized that I needed to bring my wife with me for any future meetings to get all the information.  She had a stake in this too and like they say two heads are better than one.

 Jason.2835 has a great blog where he describes how he felt when he was first diagnosed. Jason relates how you feel that you are somehow to blame for getting cancer. I felt that guilt too but until I saw it in the blog I didn't realize it.  The fact is  none of us are to blame and we have to do what is best to get through this.  You have to trust the science and your doctors to provide the best advice and treatment.  The tumor is there and has to be removed.  It is hard to think that we are lucky but if it hadn't been discovered at this point, the cancer could have spread and treatment would be far more: complex, and the results less certain.  I have gained a great deal of strength from posting on this board and getting advice and ideas in return and have come up with notion that these people made it through and so can I.

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You and I have one thing in common,  that was about the size of my tumor when found on MRI.  I seen urologist and surgery scheduled for Aug 26 2012 and I had a partial nephrectomy, only part of kidney taken.  Its a while getting over the surgery, I suppose age has a little factor lol.  I done fine.  Was in hospital for 3 days.  I like you was very scared when I found out I had cancer and this is where I came too for comfort,encouragement, and just to relieve that stress that weighs so heavily on your mind til you get to talk to your doc.  Your tumor is small and you should have a good outcome .  Praying for you.

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Your responses are so wonderful.  I'm truly thankful that all of you have been so supportive to me on this board.  May you all be Blessed with God's grace and you are in my continued prayers.  You are a great bunch of people

 

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14/04/2015 

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Max, so glad it's over. Are you sure it was stage 2 and grade 1 and not the other way around? Stage 1 and grade 2? It's a very small tumor so it should be a stage 1. In any case, hope you're feeling ok and recovering well. Keep us posted! Best to you and your family.

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APny

Most likely u right I was light headed.... So do you know what that mean 

I really  appreciate your feedback 

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Stage 1 is small (less than 7 cm) and limited to the kidney. So being stage 1 is good! Grade refers to how closely the cancer cells resemble normal kidney cells, with 1 = most like kidney cells and 4 = least like them. Stage 1 and grade 2 is good. While none of us are able to predict the future, statistically you have an excellent chance that the surgery was the end of your troubles. And I sincerely hope so Smile

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Hope you are recovering well Max.  I was in the same boat you are in now just 1 month ago.  Seems like forever ago now.

 

The recovery (for me) started pretty slowly, but gets quicker every day.  Just take them one day at a time.

 

God bless you and take care.

 

mav

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APny and mav 

Thanks for the feedback.... Between February 24 and April 14 the day of surgery it was a long journey thanks God I have a wife after 35 years of marriage she still on my and for only that I can never be able to make it up to her.... Now it's time to sit and start heeling from that aguly journey...  this coming Monday I will see my Urologist for more details.... God bless you all 

 

 

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