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Renal cell carcinoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   why is it when first diagnosed with kidney cancer your asked if you work with any chemicals bit after you say you do in fact all the ones listed under workplace exposure risks as well as many known to cause kidney failure the doctor backs away from saying theres any known causal relationship
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I didn't understand your question
Doctor :   the doctor backs away from
Doctor :   what? may I know?
User :   would like to get med ret work around cadmium, chromate asbestos ethyline hydrazine and others in dod for 30 years
User :   doctors seem reluctant to get envolved in any such issues
Doctor :   Ok, these are poisonous materials & places where people work
Doctor :   with continuous exposure to such materials
User :   dod is dept of defense
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   What is"med ret work"
Doctor :   ?
User :   got one kydney left feel i should quit medical retirement would give an income
User :   med ret - XXX
Doctor :   Yes the concerned doctor should act in this case
Doctor :   as only if he/she says
Doctor :   or declares that the loss you heve
Doctor :   suffered is due to the service that you
User :   they say i should change but dont seem to want to support officially
Doctor :   have provided under such a dangerous condition
Doctor :   Meet their head
Doctor :   or chief
Doctor :   It is a serious issue
User :   met with primary care and 2 uroligysts
Doctor :   & a matter of human rights
Doctor :   May I know your diagnosis?
User :   im putting in forms doc writes i should be placed in other work but wont say theres a direct causal relationship between work and disease
User :   reduced to stage 3 clear cell renal carcinoma as and no mestasys
User :   10x10x7 cm left kidney removed
Doctor :   May I know your age& gender?
User :   50 male
Doctor :   Renal cell carcinoma is linked to chemicals so are many other cancers
User :   its just that a work relationship would provide me insurance and compensation for my 30 years work
Doctor :   You have to make your demands heard, though there is no definite proof to say conclusively that your
Doctor :   condition is caused by these chemicals
Doctor :   but there is a very likely chance that it was the cause
User :   yes linked but wont confirm a direct causal relationship with work and cancer
Doctor :   Yes, thats the problem
Doctor :   but the organisation is
User :   and stress as well almost onee suicide amonth here
Doctor :   supposed to show some loyalty to its workers
User :   i thought so to
Doctor :   If the organization is the XXXXXX
Doctor :   then what do the doctors have to lose?
Doctor :   anyway the government
Doctor :   is the one that is going to bear the expenses
User :   just didnt know if doctors would suffer some liability issue or legal problems
Doctor :   Sit with the most friendly doctor in that place
Doctor :   & discuss your issue
User :   guess im just venting
Doctor :   He/she will be able to throw better light on the issue
Doctor :   Or approach the chief directly
User :   also one doc says cat scans every 6 months while another says he wouldnt advise anymore whats your opinion
Doctor :   asbestos is a definite cause for renal cancer, they have to compensate you
Doctor :   cat scans every 6 months is right, if tumor is not yet removed
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