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by newbee on Tue May 01, 2012 11:15 AM
A week ago, a sonogram done for an unrelated purpose, showed that I had a suspicious "mass, laceration, tumor" in my right kidney. CTA shows it is 3-4 cm, and looks like it is contained in the lower part of the organ. I am not sure I feel comfortable with the urologist my primary doctor recommended and I am seeking suggestions. I am a 50 year old female.
Would greatly appreciate additional information about specialists in the area.
by johnnyi on Tue May 08, 2012 12:34 AM
I have stage IV RCC. After my initial surgery in Boston 2 in May 2010, the tumor started growing again in the vein behind my liver. The Boston doctors did not want to do surgery, so I ended up at John Hopkins. They were able to remove the tumor, but cancer being cancer, I now have mets in my liver (and on chemo, which is working well).
I highly recommend the urology department at JH. I no longer have the name of the urologist I saw, as he referred me to a vascular and cardiac surgeon to take care of the tumor. They also have several clinical trials going on there. You can get more info on their website.
Good luck, usually a very good prognosis if the tumor is found while still contained in the kidney.
by newbee on Tue May 08, 2012 12:34 PM
Thank you very much. My surgery is this morning at 11:45 at GW Hospital. The Head of urology/oncology department is going to perform it and I am convinced it is a miracle that he took my case and in less than a week was able to schedule the surgery.
by kmo1234 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:40 PM
Hope everything went good with your surgery. I was diagnosed with a 4cm bosniak cyst on right kidney. I choose to go to Hopkins instead of GW. I had to wait over a month for surgery. I'll have it this coming Monday. Looking to find a doctor here for any emergency or followup.
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