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Carol

Carol
Bio: Hi, my name is Carol, I live in Alberta Canada, I was married for 29 years and have 3 gorgeous sons. I knew I was sick for a while, but had no idea with what. I really had to become assertive in 2010 when my fatigue, and overall condition became so toxic, that I was forced to sell my…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy to remove tumor on Left Kidney, March 25th 2011 - Surgery was a great with good margins taken. Side effects were extreme nausea, lung collapse, and continual fluid on left lung to date.

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Lois

Lois
Bio: I'm a 48 year old woman who has always been very healthy. Now I'm a 48 year old woman who has had half a kidney removed due to cancer, and life looks very different. Cancer changes how you see everything, and most things are looking very beautiful these days.
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Open partial right kidney removal March 10th, 2011. Recovery has been great but stint has migrated into my partial kidney and will be removed May 5th. Stint removal on May 31st, lots of cramping the day of and back pain. Glad it's out.

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Pamela

Pamela
Bio: I am a 48 year old mother of 3, newly diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. I live in Ontario and have access to excellent medical care/facilities in Kingston. I am lucky that I have a great support network around me with my husband Andy, children Kate, Jordan and Emma, my mom and in-laws and of course friends wanting…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal-Clear Cell Carcinoma
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgery scheduled for March 31/14, laparoscopic full removal of the left kidney

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Morrislgm

Morrislgm
Bio: Went to my family physician because my urine was the color of coke. Was put on antibiotics for 14 days but still had blood in urine. Was referred to a urologist who ordered a ct scan. Radiologist said that I had a blood clot in my kidney. Underwent several more test before the urologist diagnosed me with kidney cancer. Treatment…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Blood in urine and flank pain
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: On my third treatment and then will have a week off

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Mike A

Mike A
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Scheduled for an open partial nephretomy on April 21st, 2011

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Shaun

Shaun
Bio: My husband Dual was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer on April 30, 2012. A day we will never forget. Stage 4 because before his cancer was even diagnosed it had spread. To his bones and lymph nodes. Dual and I had been married almost three years when we were diagnosed. We are dealing with…more
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: mets to his bones and lymph nodes

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Kevin

Kevin
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Left nephrectomy

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Gordon

Gordon
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Kidney Cancer Symptoms: tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: da vinci (robotic) surgery 10/04/2012. Possibly have remove entire kidney due to scar tissue from a prior abdominal surgery.

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Nicole

Nicole
Bio: September 2011: noticed a lump on Elliot's stomach. Pediatrician. Hospital. Cancer diagnosis. Roller coaster. Holding on tight to each other for the ride, our family of 5 is surviving and - amazingly - happy. We are stronger than cancer.
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Wilms' Tumour, or nephroblastoma

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Linda

Linda
Cancer Type: Kidney Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Clear Cell Renal Cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of left kidney; Feb 27, 2012; really really sore for 3 wks afterwards

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