Yes, typically frequent surveillance is recommended for stage 1 findings. The retroperitoneal lymph nodes are the most common metastatic site, but if it develops, dissection and treatment is very effective. There is low risk to waiting in that case, which varies by tumor makeup. If stage 2, that can change some things but would indicate the cancer has already spread.
It’s helpful that my best friend is a urologist, albeit across the country. I’m confident I can get both the “friend answer” and the urologist answer to any questions, and my medical background is useful, too.
Just found out surgery will be Wednesday.