Dr. Weissman called this morning with the pathology report on my kidney cancer. It is as good as we could ever hope for.
• Renal cell cancer was confined to the kidney itself (this is fantastic - it had not spread!)
• Lymph nodes were completely clear. Enlarged, but they had no cancer in them.
• Tumor was 12 cm, pretty big, which makes it a low stage 2 cancer but only because of the size of the tumor
The net is, that it was confined to the kidney and they got all of that so things look very, very positive. The next steps are to get my staples removed and then we'll have some other questions about the recovery. As far as cancer follow up, we'll be doing CAT scans every 6 months or so to look for any recurrence. There is no plan for radiation therapy or chemo because this type of cancer doesn't respond to it and, beside, we think it is pretty much gone.
Everyone at the Evans house is doing a happy dance today :)