Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

Cancer Realities: Outliving Your Prognosis
Cancer removed from Kidney- Questions
avatar
Anon_134185 posted:
Hello,
Family friend had a cancerous mass removed from his kidney today. They say they "got it all" and he won't need chemo.

What does this mean? How do they know they got it all? Could it come back?

This an approximately 65 year old man who had a different mass removed from the same kidney 10 years ago- but it was just a cyst.

Thank you for any advice.
Reply
 
avatar
worn1 responded:
anon
There are no guarantees when it comes to cancer. When they say they got it all it means there was a good sizer border around the tumor that was negative. I am assuming he is seeing his oncologist for follow up visits to make sure it does not return.

w


Helpful Tips

Cancer
Have your friend learn as much as possible about his or her illness, nutrition, etc. The American Cancer Society and their cancer center ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.