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emlombardo
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Joined: May 2018

At the beginning of May I found out that I had a large mass in my left kidney  I had a radical laproscopic nephrectomy last Wednesday. 

 

I got the the pathology report today and it turns out that it was ccRCC but stage 3 because the tumor had invaded the perirenal fat a little bit. We had been anticipating stage 2 based on the CT scan results. The doctor said this means that I’ll be monitored more closely but would still not recommend any additional treatment at this point. She also referred me to an oncologist so that I can get another opinion on the treatment plan. 

 

I dont have any questions, just worried about the upgrade from stage 2 to stage 3 and meeting with the oncologist. I never thought I’d be dealing with this at 38!

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stub1969
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Joined: Jul 2016

I'm glad you found this site and I hope your healing is progressing well.  Give it some time and try to listen to your body.  The best thing you can do right now is walk as much as you feel comfortable doing and resting.  

I can understand your surprise and level of anxiety with the move to stage 3.  I was diagnosed at age 47--still well below the average age for RCC to be found.  You may not have questions at this point, but please know we are here to support you as you need us.  Continue to read, learn and support others on this site.  

Take care--Stub

emlombardo
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2018

Thanks. I’m walking quite a bit, it really does help mentally and physically. 

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icemantoo
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Joined: Jan 2010

em,

 

Welcome to the club that  no one in his right mind would volunteer to join. No one including myself liked being nephed. Mine was also 16 years ago. No one better than your Oncologist can guide you thru the future. In order for us on this board to relate can you tell us how large that nasty bugger was. As I have seen reading 1000's of posts, :large : may mean different things to different people.

 

 

icemantoo

emlombardo
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2018

oh, good question. It was 9cm

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paintergrl
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Joined: May 2018

Hi, Sorry about your situation. It's all very scary! I also had stage 3 and a 10cm mass. Pretty close to your situation! Radical appendectomy March 23rd. Try to take your time with recovery. I kept trying to do things I did before surgery and my body kept saying slow down! Sending positive thoughts your way! Ann

emlombardo
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Joined: May 2018

Thanks. The surgery recovery is going well so far. 

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