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cheatinlil
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May 22 my husband had kidney stones.

We have now met with  3 oncologists

Finally the 3rd one says we are stage 4. Advanced and aggressive  mestasized.  kidney cancer but he is waiting for the pathology slides from the 2012 peration to  determine if the primary is clear  cell or papillary.  So we have to wait  another week. Or two to even start s treatment plan.  

I have to put the cancer in a Box on the shelf for the next appt.  And pretend nothing is wrong I'm the meantime.

Grumble is my new favorite word:(  

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Phredswife
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How many docs does to find kidney cancer... sounds like a joke but I know it isn't funny. Sorry ,at least now you know what you are dealing with they can get on with treating it. Hang on in there you are doing great! Praying for you and your hubby. Take care.

Hugs Melissa

aamdsi
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They (Doctors) take the word, "Practicing", too literally?

Sorry for all the run around, but as phredswife mentioned - at least you know what it is. 

8-(  Grumbling can be good for you!

Srashedb
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Joined: Dec 2013

has your husband had the surgery or is the pathology from a biopsy? I don't think that the oncologists differ so much; clear cell and papillary are different so it makes sense to know which it is.

I don't understand why the pathology didn't reveal which type; stage 4 means it has metastasized and I believe that treating the mets might be different for clear cell and papillary.

sarah

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cheatinlil
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Note to self:

No more posting on csn.cancer.org after 2 glasses of wine.  My punctuation and grammar made me LOL!

 

Melissa and aamdsi

Thanks for the permission to Grumble away! I guess this is our new song (for those of you that have been following Fox’s thread) Grumble bells, Grumble bells, grumble all the way!

 

Srashedb,

No wonder you are confused, see my note to self above! J

My husband had partial kidney and mass removal through laparoscope in December 2012.  The oncologist can’t tell by the written report whether our primary is clear cell or papillary.  He is requesting the pathology slides from the surgery done in December 2012 to see if he can determine it for himself.  It has metastasized he has a tumor on his kidney, 1 on his spleen, 1 on his lungs and lots of little one’s in his abdomen. 

 

The thing that is most frustrating to me is that we first heard my husband had recurring kidney cancer either May 24 or May 31.  Then just yesterday we found out that 2 of the meds my husband is taking for rheumatoid arthritis is causing the cancer to be more aggressive.  So as of yesterday, he stopped taking it.  So here we are a month later, why didn’t someone tell us that before?! Oh grumble!

 

Srashedb
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thanks for clearing it up; before my husband's diagnosis, he was told to use Advil, not good for the kidneys.

i certainly understand your frustration and so glad that you are on the right path to treatment.

Sarah

 

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cheatinlil
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What does your husband use for pain managment?  My husband also uses advil. :(

Srashedb
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Joined: Dec 2013

 

he takes Tylenol and tramadol; the laminectomy occasionally hurts but he is generally pain-free. 

 

Sarah

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NanoSecond
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You really have to give that up that Advil (Ibuprofen) when running only on one kidney.  Tylenol (Acetimeniphen; Paracetol) is acceptable for pain relief since it only stresses the liver.

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