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Update & Clarification

rja3d's picture
Posts: 35
Joined: Mar 2016

Went to my urologist/surgeon/oncologist (jack of all trades) for first blood tests 4 months following my partial open nephrectomy and got clarification on my TNM score:  T1a N0 M0   Grade 3.    When he told me this in the hospital, my befuddled mind thought he said stage 3.   Boring I know, but shoot, I'll take 1 and be thankful!   My baseline CT with and without contrast is scheduled for August which is 7 months post surgery which seems to be tracking with the NCCN guidelines.   Thank you all for the continuing education I'm receiving from you guys and will continue to monitor this board and pray for each of you.  

(welcome your comments and suggestions as always) 



APny's picture
Posts: 1998
Joined: Mar 2014

Yes, stage 1 sure beats stage 3. They're on top of it with the follow up so all is good!

hardo718's picture
Posts: 853
Joined: Jan 2016

....happy for you, that you misunderstood tho.  That's awesome news!!  I'm sure you're elated.


Footstomper's picture
Posts: 1238
Joined: Dec 2014

Believe it or not, on this site, boring is as good as it gets. Everyone dreams of getting boring results.

Posts: 389
Joined: Mar 2013

 Stage 1 is a great news much better than stage 3 that makes things look grade in your favor.


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