Back in December 2017, after undergoing a series of scans and tests looking for gall bladder issues, doctors discovered a tumor on my kidney. With some software measuring some CT scans with and without dye, my urologist told me that the tumor was a 90% chance of being cancerous. Seeing how it was small and mostly on the outside of the kidney, my urologist suggested a partial nephrectomy to me. That is he wanted to open me up and cut off the part of my kidney with the growth. After months of deliberating I finally decided to go with it and I'm glad I did. The pathology report noted that the tumor was indeed cancerous. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Pretty rare for a dude who just turned 30 to be growing this type of cancer. In all likelihood, if left unchecked, the cancer would have grown, spread, been asymptomatic and would have developed into a metastatic stage 4 cancer by the time I was 40. All in all I should count my lucky stars that a fluke CT scan helped me figure this out. If you have a friend or loved one you care about, you should tell them that today. You never know what kind of lemon life is going to throw at you. Happy to have the chance to live a better, fuller life.