Originally Posted by karebear77
My mother's urologist just told her that she has a 13.5cm mass on her left kidney. From my research that seems VERY large. They are checking to see if it has spread anywhere (Chest x-ray) and doing an MRI this week.
Has anyone else had a tumor of this size? If so, had it metastasized? I am so scared that it may have spread. She has Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3, and I am also worried about how her other kidney will function when the left one is removed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Yes. My husband had at least 11 cm, right kidney. It was encapsulated and they "said" no further treatment. He was playing golf in less than a week. That was in February. Now it's
October and he has a lump on the side of his neck. Two tests came back "inconclusive" which makes zero sense to me. He won't do anything about it.
My opinion is the kidney cancer came about because of a series of CAT scans he had to his head and neck after a car wreck 20 years ago. All that radiation and it wasn't even needed because he was up and fine less than a week after the wreck. He refused a halo brace his doctor said he needed "or you'll be six feet under." Then he won a golf tournament.
I can't tell you how sorry I am for what's happening to you and how upset I am at age 66 that my husband was subjected to all that radiation 2 decades ago.