The doctors may yet order a bone scan, but you can certainly ask them to do one.July 23rd my father was said to have Kidney Cancer.
He just turned 48-years old. I am 26, sister is 23, and she has a child (his grandson) who is just five. It’s been a devastating week for our family, I know that my father is worried, but he rare shows emotion around us… probably for fear of worrying us. We try to have him talk about it, but he’s you’re typical 60’s child that doesn’t believe much on speaking ‘feelings’.
I as his son am terrified. I feel so helpless, been doing everything I possibly could to just make the situation slightly more comfortable for him, or any of us, occupying my mind. He goes this week to find out more. All we know is that the Mass is 13cm , he has two spots on his liver but they’ve said they were ‘simple cyst’. His kidney was also covered in hundreds of cysts, which is why the mass seemingly has went undetected for so long, as everyone thought his constant peeing in blood, kidney pains, and so forth was just kidney cyst and stones.
He also had a fractured bone earlier this year, didn’t seem to know how it occurred. I read that bone metastasis is very uncommon for kidney cancers, but I am reading more and more stories about it, wondering if we should order him a bone scan also? CT scans on lungs were done, no results yet. Gallbladder was clear. Not sure if the tumor is outside the kidney capsule, but at that size, I am terrified.
If it is caught early enough and hasn't metastisized, he should be fine.
I am a 4 year survivor. Very similar symptoms but I also had spots on my lungs and liver. Turns out they were okay, but they took out my kidney and I have lived a pretty normal life ever since.