"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants." -- Thomas Jefferson
She had a second biopsy a week ago, and it was diagnosed as stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. She has an appointment with MD Anderson in a week or so for consultation. She is currently doing fine with no ill affects, yet. We really appreciate the thoughts and prayers.
My sister had her visit to MD Anderson this week, and after a battery of test, she will have surgery next Friday to remove the kidney. They are not sure that the tumor has actually spread to the liver, but could only be pushing on it.... TBD.. If so, they can remove a bit of the liver depending on what they find. They seem to be confident of removing the " tumor roots" , as describe to her by the doctors, from the vena cava. They also used "like seaweed in the vein'"to describe this issue. They are confident that they can "clean and repair" the vena cava during this surgery. She has her ups and downs emotionally, and we are praying for her.