Went to OSU yesterday to visit with the urologist. Didn't learn much.
Yes, I have a tumor on my kidney.
Doc is eager to discover where it came from. It is very rare for rectal cancer to metastasize to the kidney but it can happen. If it did, it's important - sort of.
Bottom line is that it is better off in a pickle jar than in my gut - no matter what its origin.
We could most likely excise the tumor from the kidney, save much of the kidney and discover something about the tumor.
Or we could do the laproscopic radio ablation deal and get rid of it that way - but that leaves the mystery of what the hell it is and where it came from.
Co-ordinating the kidney operation with the rectal operation is unlikely. The rectum is located in the lower middle and usually accessed through abdominal surgery. The kidney is on the backside tucked in just below your lungs. They usually go at it from the rear.
So the urologist will confer with the rectal surgeon and come up with a few plans from which I will choose.
Obviously, there is more to come.