Good news from scan, but found something non kidney related :(

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Well after an anxious wait I got a call from my lovely kidney nurse. Good news and other news she said. Good news no reoccurrence of any kidney cancer. This was my second scan after my partial nephrectomy Feb last year. Then the dreaded ‘but’ word. I have been told I have an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm. My hopes of no more hospitals and tests for another year gone. I have now been referred to a thoracic surgeon consultant and am awaiting an appointment. I have already had a heart attack ( a year prior to them discovering the RCC tumour. I had a stent fitted to my LAD and thought that was that as I was signed off from cardio. I have to be thankful it had been picked up as my mum died of the very same aneurysm, two weeks after they tried to repair it. Like most other people on this forum my kidney tumour was found on another scan for something else too (mine was a liver ultra sound) liver healthy and normal but, the dreaded but word. You have a kidney tumour etc, 

  • Hi  

    I'm sorry to read that something non-cancerous was picked up from your latest scan that now needs treating.

    Although I'm not a member of this group I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet. Responding to you will 'bump' it back to the top of the discussion list again. Hopefully, if anyone else in the group has had a similar experience they'll be along to chat soon.

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