Any experiences with Cryoablation for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Posted by mb4414 @mb4414, Sep 18, 2022

New diagnosis of RCC and am considering Cryoablation. Does anyone have experience with this treatment?

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Hi @mb4414, and welcome. @jwhitman may be able to share his experiences with cryoablation for kidney cancer.

Mb4414, not all tumors are suitable for cryoablation. Has this been recommended for you?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @mb4414, and welcome. @jwhitman may be able to share his experiences with cryoablation for kidney cancer.

Mb4414, not all tumors are suitable for cryoablation. Has this been recommended for you?

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I have an appointment with interventional radiology to evaluate my situation. I am trying to educate myself on treatment options.

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Happy to post that 1 year post cryo-ablation MRI showed no lesion. Moving from every 3 to every 6 months follow ups. !

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@mb4414

Happy to post that 1 year post cryo-ablation MRI showed no lesion. Moving from every 3 to every 6 months follow ups. !

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@mb4414, that's great news. I'm grateful that you returned to share. I'm throwing **confetti**

If you would to give yourself advice or tips when you were starting this treatment one year ago, what would you tell yourself? What do you wish you had known?

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@colleenyoung

@mb4414, that's great news. I'm grateful that you returned to share. I'm throwing **confetti**

If you would to give yourself advice or tips when you were starting this treatment one year ago, what would you tell yourself? What do you wish you had known?

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Be proactive, but do not obsess to the point of being so stressed out. You can’t think straight.
Do your research and get a second opinion if you need to. Make a plan and proceed.

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I have a renal cyst, likely cancerous, of 1.4cm. After discussions with interventional radiologists and my urologist we are reviewing scans twice/year. If the mass grows to between 2-2.5cm we’ll treat with ablation. Supposedly these procedures are 90-95% successful in elimination of the cancer

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