Hello everyone. Everything has happened very quickly: 12May I contacted GP by email as I has some blood in my pee. Next day he replied arranging cystoscopy in the local hospital. That showed no abnormalities. Then came a CT scan of my abdomen. A phone call from a nurse specialist informed me that there was a growth in one kidney, they had had a multidisciplinary team meeting and wanted a chest scan to check no spread and that the current thinking was kidney removal. Yesterday I had the CT scan of my chest. The day after tomorrow the Urology consultant is phoning me at home. Any advice, please about what I need to know and what questions to ask?
Glad the phone consultation went well Study To Be Quiet n that your op won't b long off.
Hi Jane I had same size 4cm tumor removed it was 1 stage pT1a I’m new with that can you tell me if that’s a good thing and what’s that mean
Hi Joncol see questions above from Ania24dab
that is good news! Stage 1 means the tumour hasn’t spread and was confined to the kidney. PT means pathology Have stated that the tumour was 7cms or less. There are sometimes two other letters N0 which means no nodes involved and M0 which means no spread. You will probably be scanned every six months for five years. This is called active surveillance. I hope this answers your question and that you are making a good recovery after your operation
Update: My op is scheduled for mid July with a telephone pre-assessment next week. I have to go in to the hospital for a blood test and have an appointment for a Covid-19 test two days before admission. They are hoping to do a laproscopic nephrectomy. Any further advice much appreciated!
Good Luck!! In January 2019 my mother had a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy by robotics & her ureter was removed. She was then 74. She was only in hospital for three nights & had no pain. She then had four rounds of adjuvant chemo because she had grade 3 stage 3, but luckily N0 & M0, the tumour although it had grown, it was incapsulated. I wish you all the best
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