Dec 12, 2003 - 10:05 pm
My mother, age 67 was diagnosis with stage 1 kidney cancer in October of 2003. She had a left hand assisted radical nephretomy. After surgery she was told that the tumor (3.2 cm) was encapsulated and had not spread. I am worried because her breathing prior to diagnosis and now consists of puffing from time to time and she tires easily. She is not a smoker and her heart doctor stated that this is not from her heart. I am concerned because she has had a chest xray with no findings but I am not sure if this is an good test. Does she need a CT scan? If anyone has any advice it is appreciated.