Worried about a narrow tumour margin in RCC surgery
I went through a partial nephrectomy a month ago, removed a smallish (13mm) RCC tumour from my kidney. The pathology report indicated that I had a very narrow clear margin of 0.8mm. I don't know whether it was intentionally narrow or an error/misunderstanding during the surgery. The surgeons are not giving me a clear answer whether they are confident the tumour has been completely and successfully removed. They are going to scan the kidney again in 3 months. This is making me worried. Is a very narrow margin like that common for small tumours?
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