I am 47 years old, 8 years ago I had a renal cell carcinoma in my right kidney and had a radical nephrectomy. I trialled a drug called sorafenib (chemo inhibitor) for three years after and have been well and cancer free since.
However for the last year and a half I have been getting pain under the ribs on the right side which turns to a stabbing pain when I take a deep breath. I also get pain in my back also under the ribs. If I drink alcohol, which isn't often, the pain is unbearable the following day. I have had two ultrasound scans to check my liver and gallbladder. Each scan has showed that I have scarring to my liver, but no one seems to give a toss about it (except for me of course). For the last year I have also had the most unbearable itchy skin. It is always worse after showering or wearing clothes that cling to my skin. I have been prescribed antihistamines which do reduce the itching but not completely. My liver function test have all been normal. I do suffer with anemia and have an underactive thyroid too.
As you can imagine I am slightly paranoid after having cancer before, yet I still can't my GP to refer me for more test.