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Kara’s Story (Kidney Cancer)

Kara's Story (Renal Cell Carcinoma)After a trip to the ER for an intestinal problem, I found out I was six weeks pregnant with my second child and had a large tumor on my right kidney.

I feel so blessed that it was caught early enough and that both the surgery and the pregnancy were without complications. My son is now six months old and I just found out today that I’m one year cancer free!!! I couldn’t have done this without my awesome husband and family cheering me on.

I learned how to Fight Like a Girl from my grandmother (non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma twice), my aunt (breast cancer/mastectomy), and my mom (renal cell). Everyday I’m grateful, even if it’s a less than stellar day. I never really knew how strong I was until this past year. My thoughts and prayers to EVERYONE going through this, patients and their caregivers!!!

Kara
Washington
Submitted 06/16/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. My daughter is 5 months pregnant and has a large mass in her right kidney. Please let me know where you went for treatment. We need help finding the right doctors Pleas and thank you

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