I went in for an MRI to check for spinal stenosis when they found two spots on my right kidney. Went back for an ultra sound and then a CT. Decided to have surgery on Oct. 4 2012. Opted for the davinci (robotic) surgery which is quite amazing. The doctor sat at a console approximately 10 feet away from a six arm robot to do the actual surgery. One of the spots was a benign cyst and the other was a malignant tumor about 2cm in size. The doctor was able to get all of the tumor and I have completely clean margins all around the site of the tumor. I have to follow-up once a year for 5 years but do not have to have chemo or radiation. I have had two follow-up visits since the surgery and my white cell count is well within the normal range. I am so happy and feel so fortunate. I attribute my feelings to have a successful surgery, a great support group and a lot of help from God. If anyone is interested in more details just drop me a line.