Kidney Cancer Patient Stories

  • Jay Hyman

    Jay Hyman

    As a master plumber, Jay Hyman’s physical job masked some of his early symptoms. “I initially began having back pain in my lower left flank and was convinced that the pain was associated with work,” recalls Jay. “I'm a master plumber and back issues are common with that type of job.”

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  • Ray Jastemski

    Ray Jastemski

    Ray Jastemski is a betting man. He enjoys traveling to watch horse races. So what are the odds on developing recurring Hodgkin's lymphoma AND a kidney tumor? For Ray, the odds were high.

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  • Mark Kabulski

    Mark Kabulski

    Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection

    Mark Kabulski and his wife, Barbara, could not have been more shocked when his papillary kidney cancer returned since he underwent surgery in December 2012 to have his kidney removed at his local hospital in New Jersey. One year later, in 2013, a follow up CAT Scan revealed four enlarged lymph nodes in the retro peritoneal cavity, next to the site of surgery. “The removal of my kidney gave me a 97 percent chance that the cancer would not return,” recalled Mark. “My doctor was as shocked as we were.”

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  • Paul Kobie

    Paul Kobie

    da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    Paul Kobie said he would like to vote for Dr. Rosalia Viterbo at "Doctor of the Year" - if there were such a contest. "I'd vote 500 times!" said Paul. And with good reason.

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  • William Krassan

    William Krassan

    da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy

    In October 2007, Bill Krassan was experiencing abdominal pain and discomfort. His family doctor suggested an abdominal CAT Scan. Bill and his wife, Sandy, were shocked by the results.

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