- HEALTH TRACKER
1Mo: -21 2Mo: -16 3Mo: -12 4MO - 13 5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6 9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10 MO 10: -8 MO 11: +1 MO 12: -1.4
Mo 13-14: 0 Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect)
CW: 184 Goal in 8 months 4 days!! 6' 2'' EWL 108%
150+ pounds lost
Hi Cathy Ann W,
How are you doing? My sister's lifelong friend also had gastric bypass surgery early in 2012. Now in february 2013, she was diagnosed with kidney cancer-stage 4. She is on dialysis, and very sick. I'm just reaching out to you because your experience is similar, although i hope you are doing well. Is there any advice you can give me to help me support her, and improve her quality of life? She is like an older sister to me, so any experience or knowledge on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Cathy, very sorry for you. Hope you doing well now. I have heard that bariatric weight loss surgery can cause cancer in the long run. Is that true? Anyway in your case I think you should consult both your surgeon and oncologist and make them compare treatments so that one thing doesn't affect the other.
I had Stage 1B Clear cell renal cell carcinoma diagnosed on 4/12/12 when I started having VERY bloody urine one night at work! I had a tumor the size of a baseball on my right kidney, I had it removed two weeks later, which happened to be my son's 8th birthday! I didn't need any further treatment since my lymph nodes and surgical margins were clear.
My PCP sent me to a nephrologist. He told me that I didn't need to worry about my protein intake. He also put me on a blood pressure medication to help protect the remaining kidney from the increased blood flow. I've been following up with the Urological surgeon every 6 months. I had an ultrasound in January of my remaining kidney and of the spot where my right kidney used to be and everything was fine. I also recently had a partial thyroidectomy but that wasn't cancerous. I will see the renal doctor again in July. Was supposed to see him in April but due to my surgery I had to reschedule..
If you haven't seen a kidney doctor, I'd highly recommend it. The urological surgeon didn't seem to have a problem with it. Good luck to you!
Kidney Cancer Survivor 4/26/12
Partial Thyroidectomy 4/08/13