Kidney Cancer Patient Stories

  • 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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  • Howard Kulp

    Howard Kulp

    Howard Kulp knows how to successfully navigate his way through life. In his younger days, Howard successfully operated a couple of IGA grocery stores. He later sold them and purchased bowling lanes. Once they were profitable, he sold them and moved on to the water business. Until he retired in 1997, Howard worked as an independent contractor selling bottled water. It seemed Howard knew how to manage the future.

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  • Chuck Leonard

    Chuck Leonard

    Metastatic Kidney Cancer

    In August 2012, at the age of 61, just two months after he retired, Chuck Leonard was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. His world came crashing down around him. “My wife and I were devastated,” Chuck admitted. “The cancer totally occupied our daily thoughts. Neither of us could sleep. We could barely function.”

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