What could happen if my kidney is 14.5 cm and I have lots of nausea and a little growth/cyst on my lower right back next to the pelvic area,I feel like my feet/legs arent there anymore,Is this really severe?and how long can i live after say the removal of my kidney?And I have a tiny headache like throbbing and Im a little forgetful
As to the kidney, there are many people who have lead long, normal lives with only one kidney (people who are born with only one kidney). Many people who have lost a kidney due to trauma, also have no problems. You can live very well with only one normally functioning kidney.
However, if the kidney is diseases, then that disorder may affect the remaining kidney. So, when a kidney is removed because of renal disease, it is a little bit of a different story.
You should be evaluated by a physician, for all of your symptoms. These are questions that you should be asking your physician.
I have lived for over eight years with just one kidney. Obviously you have had a CT scan or similar to determine that you have this growth. Are you seeing a specialist who understands kidney cancer? No doubt you will need surgery and likely follow through. This is a tricky cancer which does not respond to typical chemotherapy or hormone treatments as might other cancers. The typical oncologist will not have much experience, so find the specialist!