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Old 09-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Kidney surgery

Can anyone tell me if before kidney surgery does the Dr. take another CT scan to see if the tumor had grown? My surgery is Oct 27th thanks

 
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Re: Kidney surgery

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Can anyone tell me if before kidney surgery does the Dr. take another CT scan to see if the tumor had grown? My surgery is Oct 27th thanks
When was your original CT scan taken?
In my husband's case, the RCC was found while he was being treated for something else. Three months later he had a radical nephrectomy, but they did not do another CT scan.
RCC is usually, but not always, slow growing, so they don't usually do another CT unless they suspect a rapid-growth tumor.
Good luck on your surgery.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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When was your original CT scan taken?
In my husband's case, the RCC was found while he was being treated for something else. Three months later he had a radical nephrectomy, but they did not do another CT scan.
RCC is usually, but not always, slow growing, so they don't usually do another CT unless they suspect a rapid-growth tumor.
Good luck on your surgery.
Thanks for the info blessings to your husband and you

 
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