Just found this discussion board and hope to share some of my worries.
It all started with a back pain and was scheduled for US in June and found a 3cm mass and CT with contrast in Aug and mass was 3.8cm with measurement 2.6x3.2x3.4cm at right kidney upper pole. Wondering why the difference in measurement between US and CT, is this normal or has my growth of 0.8cm in just 2 months?
Is an exophytic lesion with coarse internal calcification and hypodense centre. Not sure what this mean. Below is the radiology report.
- no focal lesion seen in liver.
- billary tree not dilated and no radio-opaque gallstone seen.
- no focal abnomality seen in pancreas and spleen.
- adrenals not enlarged and bowel loops not dilated.
- No enlarged node is seen in abdomen and pelvis.
- No destructive bone lesion seen.
- Heart not enlarged and lung bases clear.
While doctor ordered additional lung CT with contrast and nothing was seen.
My worries are doctor mentioned that at this stage all he could see is likely T1a RCC and suggested surgery as an option. At first he suggested radical as mention he could "get it all" and partial have 5%-10% chance of recur. Either way he provided me choices so in the end I chose Robotic Partial Nep. My doctor is a Uro/Onco and surgery scheduled on 29 Sept. Before this I have already seek 2nd opinion from another oncologist.
Reason for partial is the advise from the other Onco (happens to be my brother's Onco as he has Stage 4 RCC), if it happens to be genetic, likely recurrance will be there so saving much part of kidney possible is more advisable. While listening to this, I am terribly worried and started to break into cold sweat that it being genetically linked and couldn't sleep for many days and lost concentration at work as well as appetite. Funny is our parents do not have this so were our grandparents.
1) What is the Post-Op pain level for robotic partial?
2) between last CT to Op date is 1 month, any chances this will spread? As I constantly could feel some aches here and there while waiting for surgery date.
3) Any chance of it being Benign tumour at this size? As doctor mention 10% chance of being this.
4) What chances of recurrance after surgery?
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