Post Op results


New to the forum so hope this is the right section to post this to.

I was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and had my right kidney removed.

A7 weeks after the operation I had a post-op interview with the surgeon who said that on the Leibovich scale I scored 0, which is good.

However, today I have received a copy of a letter to my GP that says it was a clear cell carcinoma, Fuhrman Grade II, T1a, completely excised. All margins Leibovich 0.

It's the Fuhrman grade II, T1a I don't understand because I assumed before I received this letter that I had a grade 1 cancer, but now it looks as if I had a grade 2 and the chances of it returning have increased.

Can anyone shed any light on this please?

Thank you.

  • Hi jimbo24168, welcome to the community tho I'm sure you'd rather not be here. I'm from the Kidney cancer group.

    Can I suggest you repost this there, as you're more likely  to get an  answer from folk  in a similar situation to you.

    Here's a link to the Kidney Cancer UK website which explains more about the staging and grading -

    Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
  • Apologies for my late reply, things have been rather hectic.

    I will repost on the kidney forum as you suggest.

    Thank you.