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Everything is happening so quickly

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My 67 year old mom was diagnose with stage 4 kidney cancer yesterday.Unfortunately it has all readily spread to her boned ans traces in the lungs.
They say the mass is about 12 1/2cm. Previous to the news my mom was in no discomfort. Monday she goes in to remove the mass and the main source.From there the oncologist will let us know what our options for treatment is. I hope my mom can get thru this and stay strong.
She is a lady with hope.

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There is hope and there are treatment options available today that did not exist a few short years ago. Your mom sounds like a fighter. The surgery and recovery are not fun, but she will come through it just fine, the love and support of family like you make it much easier. You can find many inspirational stories here from people forced to continue the fight through a wide variety of drugs and clinical trials. When she is up to it I would encourage you to introduce her to this site where she can connect with people of similar circumstance. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Good luck and Godspeed,


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Hi Mombabes,

Gary has given you great advice, so I don't have much to add in that regard, but you and your Mom will be in my prayers. As Gary said, I think it would be great if she could join us here and get support from other's who have been through it. I will be thinking of you both.


Hans Peter
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Joined: Jan 2012

Im 53. Was diagnosed 28 Sept 2011. Wasin surgery 2 Nov. left kidney and adrenal gland removed and was also told stage 4. Surgery recovery not fun bht cery important to get up and walk as soon as you can. Things must function normally before you can be released. Morophine was not good for me.
Next step for me Sutent immunotherapy to start next few days. I have felt my best the past few months than I have the past 6 or 7 years! Positive gos along way! My mother is 74. She has had Breast Cancer 2x Kidney Cancer and an operable brain tumor. She has not had tast or smell for the past 8 years. Very positive ,strong woman WWII suvivor from Germany. My Cancer has also sped to my lungs and possible bone in rib area. Your Mom is not alone! Positive thoughts yoyr way!!

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