Been a bit quiet recently waiting for appointments etc.
So hubby is having a radical nephectomy on the 23rd for 10.5cm tumour.
He has been classed at T3 M0 N0, he’s a bit shocked he’s stage 3 and a bit worried but I’ve told him the zeros are good news. unfortunately he read the stat that only 58% live beyond 5 years with stage 3 kidney cancer
Am trying to be reassuring
Well, u can reassure him there's folk on here who've lived beyond 5 years with stage 4 kidney cancer - me for one. I had my first secondary in 2008, 2.5 years after my nephrectomy n I've had several since. I'm now 14 years post nephrectomy. Was on Pazopanib 2013 till 2016, been on a treatment break since then.
I'm sure I can't b the only one...
Good luck to your hubby for the 23rd!
Truly wishing your hubby good luck for the 23rd xx I am waiting consultation pre removal of mine too, 11 cms x 9 x cant remember the other figure. Im sure we will get through it all ok. Love to you all x
Good luck to u too Ethelmay. Hope u don't have to wait too long to know op date x
Lots of luck to your husband xI'm 5 years post nephrectomy and while I'm also stage 4 now I'm totally stable. My Friend who was stage 3 two years before me is now at 7 years clear.
I suspect 58% is also an old figure relatively speaking because our drugs for advanced kidney cancer (stage 4) are developing at a very significant pace and so therefore are our survival rates.Stage 3 is good. Even better if there turns out to be no obvious spread outside the kidney.
we had a call last night from the hospital with a cancellation for today so he’s currently in surgery!
Got a call saying he’s in recovery but it was a tricky tumour and did tear so some spillage! Is this serious?
Oh wow, a cancellation!
You might want to "ask a nurse" - start a discussion in that group like in other groups, or call the helpline
0808 808 0000.
I've no idea re" did tear so some spillage" . Any one else?
That's why I suggested asking a nurse or the helpline.
Just wanted to wish you both all the best. I also have no idea what "spillage" is. You might want to call the hospital back for some more clarification or else ask your GP to do so on your behalf. They would be able to access the information regarding the operation directly.
Lots of luck to you both with your husband's recovery. I haven't heard of the tear and spillage term either I'm afraid. Sounds like a little blood loss, but obviously nothing they weren't able to control.
Ah...floral woman...just found your name change post yes, easier to type lol x Thanks for your good luck wishes xx
Yeah, sorry there wasn't an easier way to tell ppl re name change xx
Any news re your op date Ethelmay?
No Buttercup. I have seen the consultant and surgeon at my local hospital and have been referred to another hospital. I have an appointment to see the consultant there on 2nd Sept x
Not TOO long to wait then ..
Sorry, not shouting. Don't know how to bold/ underline on here lol.
Don't forget to take your list of questions n someone to note down the answers too.
Thanks Buttercup..will do x
pugs2411 are you all home yet?
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