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Nanaof10
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says the left mass is unchanged BUT says I have 'Anteriorly within the midpole of the right kidney, there is an enhancing renal mass measuring 1.4 cm." That's the kidney I JUST had surgery on! The report didn't say "complex" or "solid" so I'm not sure if there is another cancer they missed? Any thoughts?

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Forgive me as I'm sure the answer to my question is posted somewhere; What type of RCC was your cancer?  

Thanks,

Stub

sandy23
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Is that near the area where the surgery was?  My husband had something like that (and so did several others that I have read about) and it was just scar tissue.  Maybe even a small cyst.  Please let us know what you find out.

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Quite alright :)  Clear Cell

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The surgery was posterolaterally in the middle pole. I won't find out what the doctor says until next Wednesday afternoon. 

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Thanks, Nana.  I understand RCC is rare, but bifocal RCC is even more rare.  On top of that I find it strange that this new spot didn't show up on your pre-surgery scans or the ultra sound during surgery.  Are you being cared for by an RCC specialist?  I hope you get some answers.  I hope you get some answers from your doctors.

Take care,

Stub 

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ALL of my tests since May 2017...1 Ultrasound, 2 CT's and 1 MRI and all state that 1.4 cm spot a simple cyst. THIS doctor said it was enhancing and compared it to all previous tests. I have a Urologist and my Urology Surgeon specializes in RCC. I know that I have had pain off and on in my right kidney since my surgery 16 weeks ago, but that was to be expected since he had to cut deep and I had 4 layers of stitches, but my pain has gotten progressively worse over the past month or so. It is pretty much 24/7 now, level 4 on the 10 scale and very concerning. *sigh* I don't know what to think. This CT report is strange and not like the others, but he has a CD of the images so hopefully he can figure it out. Pretty sure it will be a 'watch and wait' on the cancer in the left kidney.  I just pray for the best and it's already been a long wait until Wednesday. Frown

Thank you and Sandy for your thoughts.

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