Possible diagnosis

Sass85
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Possible diagnosis

Hi all,

I'm currently awaiting a referral to a specialist because a CT found a solid mass on my right kidney 

 

It's not fully confirmed to be cancer yet but I have found out that it is much more likely to be cancer than not so I'm here to reach out. They said they are not sure if it's oncocytoma or RCC.

 

The good news is it's only 7mm and the CT didn't show anything else  on any other organs so I'm guessing it'll be easily treatable.

 

I'm feeling pretty teary though and I hate the waiting. I'm only 36 and have also had unexplained recurrent miscarriage and secondary infertility. I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself today I'm afraid.

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LindaG
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Hi Sass85, the waiting is the worst time and it’s normal to be tearful. I remember having dreadful anxiety waiting for a diagnosis. Hopefully you’ve got supportive loved ones around you. You’ll soon have a proper diagnosis and then a treatment plan. We’re all here for you 💕. Linda G 

Sass85
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Re: Possible diagnosis

Thank you so much for

Thank you for your reply. I so appreciate it.
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JohnDenning59
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Hello Sass, at such a small size, it's removal should be a fairly straightforward procedure if it does prove to be malignant. I'm no expert, of course, but I've been doing heaps of research on this stuff.

 

Good luck, best wishes, and stay strong 😎

 

JD

Sass85
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Thanks JD!

Yes, really having it found so early by accident is a real blessing when I think of it like that.

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AlfHam
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Hi @Sass85 

 

Fingers crossed you don’t have cancer...but if you do, then you have caught it very early, which with kidney cancer is hugely important. If you do have RCC then the treatment is likely to be surgery to remove it. If it hasn’t spread, then there’s every chance you won’t need any further treatment beyond this, just get regular scans for several years to keep an eye on any recurrence.

 

Try not to panic. Easier said than done, I know. If you do have cancer, focus on getting a treatment plan and go for it. A urologist told me I had won the lottery when my RCC was discovered as an incidental finding, so if yours is cancer, try and stay positive in the knowledge that you found it so early and have treatment options that you might not have had if you found it in a couple of years time.

Sass85
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Thank you for the reassurance and sharing your story. 

 

I think I might need a little mantra to get myself through the waiting. 

 

 

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Wegotthis
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Sass ....Sorry to hear about your health problems. 

The waiting sucks. I found myself wishing weekend's would hurry up and be done. 

I'm still waiting to find out exactly what I have and what treatments I need. 

I have non Hopkins but there are a bunch of sub types . They  are doing a  FISH test. So I'm still waiting. 

My advice is if you can handle it do a lot of research.  But not think that you have cancer.  Think what if I have cancer. 

I did so much research that when the doctor told me what I have i had no questions for her. She was surprised on well informed I was. 

I have cancer.  Oh well.. There is nothing I can do about it.  But we sure have a say on how we react to the news. I refuse to let it steal a moment of joy. I don't feel like I have cancer.  I don't act like I have it. I done even talk about it unless I have to miss work. 

If you are having a hard time with this find something to distance you. 

Yesterday I played games with is something I never do.

Just a FYI. 

My cousin had 12 miscarriages. She's 45 and her husband is now 50. They are a few months away from having a daughter . 

NEVER get up  HOPE.

Even if I was dieing I would enjoy every day. 

Stay strong and keep us updated please. 

Your journey just may help someone 

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