High Risk Protocol for Kidney Cancer
Your kidney mass has been surgically removed and analysed by our pathology department. It has been confirmed as a renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).
The stage and grade are as follows. Please see the Macmillan Cancer Support Understanding Kidney Cancer booklet for more information
Based on your results you have been placed on the high-risk follow-up protocol. Regular follow up is important. It enables us to monitor the remaining kidney and check for any residual or recurrent disease.
You will receive regular follow up appointments, either by telephone or face to face with your consultant or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). Your follow-up will involve blood tests, CT scans and appointments at timely intervals.
We recommend 6 monthly blood tests to check your kidney function. These will need to be done through your GP’s surgery. You can get in touch with your CNS for the results.
Follow-up CT scans will be scheduled for 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, and 5 years from your operation date (unless unavoidable delays). In some cases, a further scan may be arranged at 7 years.
If you do not receive appointments as outlined in this information sheet by the month in which they are due, please get in touch with your CNS or your consultant’s secretary so that we are aware and able to chase them up.
If you have any questions or concerns at any time between appointments please do get in contact with your CNS or your consultant’s secretary. If your call is not answered, leave a message, with your name and contact number and we will aim to return your call within 72 hours.
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Sophie Davies 0300 422 4336
Karen Edwards 0300 422 6672
Ms. Davenport 0300 422 3156
Mr. Henderson 0300 422 6902
Miss McMeekin 0300 422 4272
Mr. Nettleton 0300 422 6671
Mr. Okeke 0300 422 6903
Available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm