Multifocal renal Kidney Cancer

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Multifocal renal Kidney Cancer

Hey, I am a 25 y/o that was diagnosed with a multifocal renal kidney cancer about 2 weeks ago., one of the youngest my specialist has seen. I wanted to know if there was anyone else around my age that, has been diagnosed with this, what can you tell me? So lost on where to find things that relate to me as its not common for younger people to get this, and we don’t know a lot about it.

 

I am trying to prep myself while I can to ensure I am equipped at much as possible to deal with removal of the kidney and the recovery process. I will seeing a dietician once I have a date booked, so I can work out what I can an cant do food and supplement wise. Co-ordinate things with work.

 

Is there anything else I should know, or know where to guide me to?

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Re: Multifocal renal Kidney Cancer

Hi @kite and welcome to the community!

 

Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, have they said what the way forward is as yet?

 

I am going to send you an email in a few minutes with a few options, but you might like to check our booklet on kidney cancer and check out our podcasts here, in particular coping with a diagnosis and making treatment decisions.

 

-Kate

Online Community Manager

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Re: Multifocal renal Kidney Cancer

Hi kite,

I have kidney cancer, diagnosed in August of 2012. I was already stage 4 by then & relatively young at 46. That's also young for kidney cancer diagnosis. It's known as one of the forgotten cancers because it's not very common.
Regards to diet, just eat healthy foods. Depending on if you are put on chemo, stay away from grapefruit as it exacerbates the effect of the drug. That's something you don't want as the side effects of chemo are bad enough on their own.
Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day is a must. I can't stress that enough, as your remaining kidney (assuming you have the affected one removed) will need all the help it can get to flush out all the bad stuff.

Talking is a great thing too. Talk about your treatment, prognosis & feelings, to anyone who will listen. If you have no family or friends who want to listen, then call the Cancer Council, or Lifeline, a clergyman or download here, on this site. There are lots of lovely people here, & while not everyone has the same cancer, they go thru alot of the same pains & problems. There is a wealth of info on this site. If you have any specific questions re kidney cancer, I will answer them as best I can if you want to ask me.

There's not alot of written info around about kidney cancer, but read as much as you can. Stay as active as possible as exercise is always good, even if it's just going for a walk. Getting out of the house, as much as you can with COVID around, is a good thing. Fresh air & sunshine when it's around is wonderful.

Stay positive! Your attitude plays a massive part in your recovery. While you will have bad days, everyone does, try to always see a positive in every day.

Do you know how things are going to proceed? Are you just having surgery to remove the kidney?
I hope everything goes well for you kite.

Take care

Budgie



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