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Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a kidney. more at Wikipedia

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Surgery seemed to have helped at this point. We were told that they have removed all of the tumor from the vena cava and the heart and the kidney was removed along with the lymph nodes and adrenal gland.
It will be 4 years post-op on 12/9/08 and have not had any other issues.
So far, so good.
Yes - For 5 years
removed left kidney, and 4 lymph noids, all positive for renal
Kidney removed in 1990. He was cancer free until July 2008
Tim had a Laparscopic nephrectomy Nov 17th 2008, his left kidney was removed, along with adrenal gland, 8 lymph nodes & fatty tissue, all had cancer involvement. So far the surgery is a sucuss, no new growth in 5 years in this area.
my tumor was removed laproscopy. I am still in a little pain across back and abdomen. The pain in the shoulders was the worse I was told this is where the gas escapes when they fill you up with gas. The doctor said he got it all.
It removed the tumor
I Lost my left kidney afew year,s ago due to chronic pylonephritus,i,d had a stone as a kid which they removed,saving the kidney,then i had nothink but trouble with the kidney and it had to be removedmi felt great after the op,but sadly i developed more problems and now find i have a tumour and am awaiting a partial nephrectomy i hope!
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