But many high-risk women who should get scanned don't, experts add
by Jillhumb on Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:00 AM
by Trishpm on Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:00 AM
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by Charle on Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:00 AM
On 7/4/2006 Trishpm wrote:You can find a urologist near you who has experience in treating kidney cancer patients by calling the Kidney Cancer Association at 800-850-9132; however, there are some excellent urologists who are not on their list.
I am seeing a urologist that I love (2nd opinion) who has spent an unbelievable amount of time over 1hr at office visits with my husband and me and showing us my CT & MRI films twice! My husband is very worried since I will be having surgery on R kidney to remove a sm. 1cm density, but at the same time having a hysterectomy. Both are to be laparoscopic surgeries. MD doing hysterectomy operated on me 2 1/2 years ago for D&C and hernia repair (6x5 inch piece of mesh in the way of my pending surgeries now). To reassure my husband I have been trying to research my urologist and latest info on AIM DocFinder, as of 3/19/07 states has no hospital privileges. My husband doesn't feel this MD has enough experience (he's young 33 y.o). He has explained procedure to me (I am also a medical assistant). I discussed doing open procedure since I have the "mesh", also several past abdominal surgeries, adhesions, etc. I talked about risk of infection and blood loss. Urologist stated open procedure to do both surgeries would require vertical incision from pubic bone up past belly button. I don't want this since I have C-section scar and 2 laparotomies (horizontal scar already). You seem to be very knowledgeable and I wonder what you thought about laparoscopic hysterectomy and then incision for partial nephrectomy? Thanks for your help.
by swtjean on Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:00 AM
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