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7 years later, The big C returns.

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izzycohen
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This time with a mass in my left lung.  Doctors have confirmed it as Renal Cell Carcinoma which suggests it is residue from the first bout from 2013.

Mass is in a difficult to access location.  Radiation will commence tomorrow.

I used to live in the Chicago area.  We now reside in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.  So far, we are very happy with the quality of health care.

The plan is an initial attack of 20 radiation sessions, reassess and make whatever adjustments felt necessary.

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icemantoo
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On my 18th Cancerversery almost 1 abd 1/2 years ago, I got a biopsy back inviting me ton  the Prostate Rodeo. Sutgery on Orlando by a guy who has donr more than 10,000 of yhem using   2Robots and 4 Fellows ( 8 a day, 4 days a week.). It was in Orlando less than 5 minutes from the Magic Kinngdom.

 

No more trips to Disneyland.

 

icemantoo

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eug91
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Sorry to hear about this, Izzy. But thankfully you've caught it and know what you're up against - you beat it once, you'll do it again.

We're with you!

 

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izzycohen
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Thank you, eug91

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donna_lee
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All it took was one errant cell to get loose.  Who knows when it broke away or what made it multiply to become visible on a test.  But that's the nature of the beast.

Good luck and all best wishes on the new journey.  Take care and keep us posted.

donna_lee

Deanie0916
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I hope these treatments get rid of that. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.

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todd121
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I'm surprised by the number of radiation sessions you are scheduled for. What type of radiation are they planning to do? I've heard SBRT is usually 3-5 sessions. I've never heard of standard radition treatment for RCC tumors. 

Mine also recurred with a lung mass but on the upper right side. Biopsy results haven't arrived yet.

Wishing you the best,

Todd

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izzycohen
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I'm going to have to ask about what type of radiation.  The sessions are short.  About 10 minutes each.  I will ask today.

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izzycohen
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Does IMRT tell you anything?  These terms are all new to me.  This is my first bout with radiation.

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todd121
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I don't know much about it either. I think that's more conventional radiation. For some reason I thought this kind of radiation is not done on RCC but I may not know what I'm talking about! I never went to medical school.

Hope it controls it for you.

Best wishes,

Todd

a_oaklee
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I will be thinking of you izzy and hope that your treatment is a breeze.  I was wondering, like Todd, why so many days.  It's great that you are able to have the radiation treatments.  Best wishes Izzy.

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CRashster
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Izzy, I am so soory. I feel, one day, this is also my fate. Living as large as I can.

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