My name is Karen Rydeen-Kaska and my husband has stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma.
About 3 ½ yrs ago he had blood in his urine and went to the doctor. They found that he had almost a football size tumor on his right kidney. Within one week he was in surgery to remove it (along with the kidney). They thought they got it all. About 2 yrs later he went back to the doctor and found that the cancer had metastized through out his body (7 tumors: 2 in pelvis, one at base of spine on L2 and 4 in lymph nodes in his chest). They estimated that Chris had only about a year to live.