I was diagnosed on September 23rd, 2010 with RCC. I had a CAT scan a few months earlier for an unrelated illness and that's when they discovered the tumor on my right kidney. It was small a 1x4cm so I am thankful everyday to the Lord that this was found as early as it was. I had surgery September 23rd for ablation and to biopsy it. It came back as RCC. It's been 4 weeks now and I am doing well. Went to see surgeon yesterday for follow up and my urine sample had trace amounts of blood in it. I myself am concerned of course that the surgery did not work because I was having traces of blood in my urine before surgery and they just kept treating me for kidney infections in which I never had, it was related to RCC but did not know that at the time. The surgeon did not seem to be concerned when I asked him he just ordered a 6 month CAT scan. From the posts I have read on here it seems most people with RCC have had nephrectomy's. My surgeon is a urologist/surgeon. He is not an oncologist. Have any of you been seen by an oncologist, should I ask to be referred to one? Everything that I have learned about RCC is from the internet, the surgeon tells me nothing and how would I know what to ask.