I am Australian but currently live in Singapore and was recently diagnosed (4 weeks ago) with stage 4, grade 4 kidney cancer. I underwent a full open radical nephrectomy to remove my right kidney, lymph nodes and surrounding fat tissue (3 weeks 2 days ago). Unfortunately the cancer has spread to all lymph nodes (chest, back etc) and I have mets in both lungs. I am starting treatment Monday (3 weeks, 4 days post op) with Voltrient 800mgs.
Am planning to return to work 4 weeks post op and am hoping to return home (Brisbane) by Christmas. Would really love to chat to others in same or similar position. I am a little concerned about returning home re the speed and availability of medical care, and the accessibility of drugs/trails.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.