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Subject:Partial or radical nephrectomy

I am scheduled for a partial nephrectomy in a couple of weeks.  My Mom had a radical nephrectomy 12 years ago and is convinced it is the best way to go.  A couple of well-meaning friends also side with Mom.  I'm still leaning towards the partial but have concerns because the benchmark seems to be 4cm or less and the growth on my kidney has been described as between 5.8 and 6.95cm.  Any advice from experience?


Posted: 30 Sep 2008 03:48 PM
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LWalther

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Subject:Partial or radical nephrectomy

Hi Anonymous,

 It is hard to be torn between the opinions of people whom you respect and care about.  Perhaps you can schedule an appointment with your medical team to discuss the pros and cons of partial vs. total nephrectomy in your particular situation. Another idea is to pose this question to: www.mdanderson.org/departments/infoline/

Finally, if you are an MD Anderson patient, you could contact Anderson Network at 713-792-2553 to be matched with other patients who faced similar decisions.

Take care and keep in touch,

Laura Walther-Broussard, LCSW


Posted: 06 Oct 2008 02:32 PM
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