I’m 53 years old and sadly I have stage 1 suspected RCC presenting as a 5cm mass in the upper pole of my left kidney.
Due to the uncertainty around the waiting list times in the C19 era I’m looking at having a laparoscopic Nephrectomy done in the private sector. I have an appointment tomorrow with the consultant.
It’s with regret that I may be diverting from the NHS but would love to know if anyone has had a similar experience or advice for me to reflect on.
stay safe everyone and thanks in advance.
Fredrico joining you on this journey, be encouraged and know that I will be thinking of you. I just had 2 major surgeries and I have started a wee blog of my journey on YouTube, if you want the link I will send it to you.
I'm 41 and have a small 2.5 cm tumour. My partial nephrectomy is 2 weeks away on the NHS. I was given the option to wait and monitor it as its not likely to spread over the next 6 months.
Anyway it will be less than 2 months of wait time since seeing the consultant. The issue was diagnosis which took 4 months.
I was warned of waiting times of 6 months + but that didn't happen.
I wish we could move away from NHS right now but we have no medical insurance and the centre that I found in Cambridge are quite pricey. NHS are really doing my partner wrong at the moment and it's heartbreaking.