Post # 1
My husband just called me and told me that his best guy friend has cancer of both of his kidneys. He is 39 years old. I know nothing about this. What are survival rates and prognosis for this. Do you know anyone who has ever had this? I am stunned. Any input would be so appriciated.
Post # 3
I’m sorry to hear that your husband’s friend was diagnosed with kideny cancer. Unfortunately, it’s hard to answer questions about prognosis without having someone’s medical history. Here is a website that provides a lot of great info about kidney cancer though. You may want to check it out.
Post # 4
I’m sorry to hear this. Cancer of any type is horrible, but he is young so that is a good thing. He will be stronger to fight this than an older person. There are a few things you will need to find out before you can make judgements on this: 1. How far has the cancer progressed (ie: what stage)? 2. Does he have any large tumors and where are they located? 3. What type of kideny cancer has this been classified as.
There is a lot of information of the internet from various cancer societies. To describe this condition would be pointless until you really know the details of what he is dealing with. I can sympathize with you because my mother just had a tumor removed from her kidney. It’s all very touch and go. Some people have great survival rates, whereas other people go into renal failure right away and can’t recoup. Again, it’s good that he is young. Hopefully they have caught it in the early stages and he will have a much easier time battling this. People can live with one kidney, but not without both so if he does loose function in both he will be looking for a donor.
I know this all sounds terrible, but with a positive attitude and a great support system it’s managable. My mother has struggled, but she is doing okay right now. As a friend all you can do is be there for support and help however you can. Having amazing friends and family surrounding you makes all the difference. I hope that the have caught it in the early stages and that your friend makes a quick recovery into remission. My thoughts are with you.