The call from my wife’s doctor came after a routine check-up. A tiny speck of blood in her urine. The doctor sent Patti to a urologist. He suggested a CT scan of her kidneys.
In the past decade, Patti’s two younger sisters have died from cancer. Her mother is currently in stage four. Would you be afraid?
The scan revealed two lesions, one hardly noticeable. Both less than 1 cm. Some of us never learned metrics. It is 0.39 inch.
A biopsy was ordered. Worries before the needle went in. What would it show?
Whew! Relief. High fives! Smiles. It’s benign. No cancer.
Just the same, Patti said, “I want it out.”
Our insurance company asked why? Said it wasn’t necessary. The biopsy showed no cancer. Leave it alone. Live with it.