Ive been told over and over again that I am too young to have kidney cancer as it affects mostly older males. I guess cancer must have made a mistake when it picked me? After a long run of "mystery" illness I have finally been diagnosed as having Renal Cell Carcinoma.( november 22nd was my lucky day) The culprit is a tumor on my left kidney. They found 4 " suspicious" spots on my liver and im waiting to have an mri next week to find out if my cancer has metastasized. They are doing a " hand" assisted laproscopic surgery on Jan 5th to remove my unwanted guest.(they are hoping to be able to do the surgery this way but may switch to open surgery). Anyone else have this? How does the scar look/ heal? He said a 6 inch incision above my belly button with a couple other smaller ones. Feeling floored and overwhelmed. Its good to find this group.