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Old 02-01-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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kidney cancer-need it removed

I am a 85 year old man who has been dig. with kidney cancer and am going to have it (my kidney) removed in a couple of weeks. Has anyone had this? Please let me know what to expect. Will I need someone to help me out after surgery? How long until I am ready to go places again? Thank you for any advice, wisdom on this topic. PLease help.

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Old 02-02-2005, 10:46 PM   #2
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Im sorry I dont have any answers for you but I wanted to wish you luck and bump this up so someone who might have experiance with this can help you. Also it would be a good idea to have some help for after surgery.

Old 02-12-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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My husband (59) was diagnosed with kidney cancer Sept 04 and had his left kidney removed in Oct 04. You can expect to be in the hospital anywhere from 7-10 days depending on your recouperation rate. You will be in some pain post-surgery, so do not be shy about asking for strong pain medication. My husband was on a patient assist morphine IV which gave him a certain amount of medicine hourly and allowed him to push a button for an extra amount if his pain increased. It managed the pain well. You will need someone to help you for a little while after you get home as you would with any other type of major surgery, as you may still be on some strong medicine to continue relieving your pain until you are healed. Good luck! Sherry

Old 02-18-2005, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: kidney cancer-need it removed

What is the size of your Kidney Cancer (Tumor) ? How was it diagnosed and
what symptoms do you have ? Thanks.

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