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Ana Kitano
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Hello, first sorry for my english , I .m not a native speaker, I live in Japan but Im from Europe.…I m 36 years old, I discover incidental my cancer.…here , I have annualy screening.…last year I was pregnant and I skip the abdominal ultrasound my bad! .…I have 4,5-3,5 clear cell, grade 1 , was a shock for me because I thought I have a agressive form a cancer…one month ago I have my radical right nefrectomy.…a few hours before the big earthquake from Japan,maybe you hear about it.…my doctor told me Im T 1b grade1 ,low risk its a good outlook.…I have 1year old baby and im a little scary for reccurence.…in my previous ct i have 2 nodule on my lung.…5mm, and one smaller.…my doctor said he think is nothing, but i cant stop worry till my next ct…in nov 2013 i havent a tumor in my kidney, now in  jan 2016 i have a 4cm tumor, for grade1 it grows very quickly.…i was pregnant and i have 6 months hormonal treatment for can be pregnancy.…do you think that is the reason why it grows so big.…here are many cancer survivers who are in a same situation , T1b, grade1, clearcell.…and another questions is on my pathology test .…was im japanese,lol.…was written .…v1…do you now what means, my doctor tried to explain in japanese and i couldnt understand.…was something about blood.…its too much to ask but never knows.…thank a lot for hear me and sorry for my english,i hope you understand what i wrote.…thanks again

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icemantoo
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Ana,

 

Welcome to the club which no one in their right mind would volunteer to join. At 4 cm it is unlikely you will have recurrance. My tumor was similar size when they yanked it out almost 14 years ago. As for the nodules on your lung, you, I and many others whether they have Kidney Cancer or not have similar nodules on the lung. Those under 8mm and which do not showgrowth are generally harmless. Hopefully no growth and you will be fine.

Icemantoo

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Footstomper
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Wilkommen, bien venue, welcome. As Iceman said no one wants to be here, but you'll find we are a very supportive lot. Your English is very good as is your prognosis I think. Your lmp is small and not spreading so it may just be a case of cutting it out and monitoring it. In any case the science of cancer treatment is moving very fast.

I would say that (apart from the word CANCER!!!!) yours is pretty good news. You found it early so its treatable, and you found it in such a time that its getting more treatable than ever.

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APny
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I agree with everyone; not only is it a low stage but also the best possible grade you could have so I wouldn't be too worried. A grade one is very non-aggressive and is highly unlikely to have spread anywhere. It's also possible that your kidney tumor was there in 2013 but was not picked up. Nodules are common but if you want a total peace of mind as for a chest CT scan. Wishing you the very best!

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hardo718
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As others have stated, your English is fine and your tumor was caught in an early stage.  Chances of recurrence are slim.  If those lung nodules are creating anxiety, request further testing to put your mind at rest, so you can move forward with your life and enjoy that baby.

I'm familiar with the earthquakes in Japan and hoping that you weren't in an area so devastated by them.  We have friends in Japan but luckily they are further north in the country and weren't affected.

Donna~

Ana Kitano
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I write 3 times a post and couldnt post it.…sorry

Ana Kitano
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Its because of size.…i will try tomorrow

Ana Kitano
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Its because of size.…i will try tomorrow

Ana Kitano
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 Evreytime was written war an error

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Footstomper
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If you put a smiley face or emoticom on a message it doesnt work. They are trying to fix it.

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Allochka
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Hello and welcome! Stage 1 grade 1 is best thing you can get when you get kidney cancer. As the guys have already said, you will be fine! btw! eNglish is not my native language as well :-)

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foroughsh
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Ana

I'm not English speaker either, members of this board are very willing to help others especially newbies so don't hesitate to ask all your question and share your feelings(if you want to) , they understand you and it's best to be understood. If you're willing to have more scientific information it's good to join smartpatients.com , our board in CSN is more about emotional  support.

As others mentioned your pathology report is what any kidney cancer patient wish to have, grade 1, stage 1 is good, by the way those nodules in your lung could be nothing serious but in a servivour's case we should be careful so check it with a oncologist who is expert in rcc cancer just to make sure it's nothing serious. A young mom has enough to be worried so keep being optimistic as much as you can( I know it's easier said than done) I was also 36 once they told me about my cancer 21 months ago, so I remember how frustrating the news was and how shocked and hopeless I was, but time helps and time heals( as one of the members told me 21 months ago but I didn't believe, it took me at least 7-8 months to be able to be back on track) we'll never be the same that we used to be but we find a new normality which isn't as bad or frightening as it looks during first month's after diagnosis.

Don't forget grade 1 stage 1 is best outcome we could expect and you have it

Forough

Ana Kitano
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Hello evreybody, thank-you for kind words.…after my pathologic test came out I read a lot about my stage and grade ,now I think I will survive.…for me this cancer was like wake-up call.…till february i lost 6 kg. I do much more exercises.…change a lot.…eat better.…my creatine level is 0,92 a very little high but my doctor told me for one kidney is great.…i hope in time after i will change my life totally and do a lot exercises the level will be better.…i write everything in more post because yesterday i couldnt post anything,gave me an error

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Footstomper
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You'd better! many people on this board would be envious of your tiddly tumour

Ana Kitano
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Yes,pray for evreybody.…thank-you

Ana Kitano
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My surgery was difficult time,not because recovery and because the earthquakes.…2 bigs one, and 1000 earthquakes after,many 4M-5M , i was in the middle of it.…sometime no water, only emergency foods, no family near me, they slept for days in the car.…the hospital has some damage but not major ones.…still shaking but dont panic anymore, everything is ok now.…try to enjoy the life

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Jan4you
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WOW Ana..you sure have been through a lot!! Earthquakes and all!

Just want you to know we're here for you!

Sending you a hug,

Jan

Ana Kitano
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Joined: May 2016

Thank-you Jan.…this is life.…sometime we have difficult times.…what is important ,now im ok

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