Sep 20, 2009 - 12:35 pm
I am a 38 year old female with two small children. I was having difficulty urinating about 3 weeks ago. I was sent to have an abdomen ultrasound by my primary care doc. They found gallstones and what looked to be a renal mass. So she sent me back for an MRI with and without contrast. They found a 2 x 1.8 cm mass suspicious of Renal Cell Carcinoma. They also found a cyst on my right kidney but are telling me not to be concerned with that. I have seen two urologists and they have had my case looked at by a radiologist. They are all suggesting I have the RFA - radiofrequency albaltion or the cryoablation. Has anyone had either of these? I have so many questions and concerns. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
Did anyone have other tests done?
With the ablation you can't have a biopsy - I have been reading that there are different types of RCC that are treated differently. Any opinions?
I have also been given the option of a lap partial. I can't decide if this is a better option than the ablation. I know the ablation is less invasive and would be a quicker recovery. I have a five year old and a 14 month old at home and all I think about is how to take care of them.
My head is spinning with all the info I have been reading. Just feeling overwhelmed between having to deal with treating cancer and taking care of my gallbladder issue.