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?
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 -
Apologies for my late reply, things have been rather hectic.
I will repost on the kidney forum as you suggest.
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