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How deadly is kidney cancer

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
No: As with any cancer, early detection and treatment result in higher cure rate. For kidney cancer, the five year survival for stage i is 81%, for stage ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Yes: In general, kidney cancer is a lethal cancer. However, depending on various factors, it may not be lethal. Factors such as the patients age, the aggre... Read More
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Kidney cancer: By definition, any cancer is potentially lethal. When kidney cancer is detected in the earlier stages (before metastasis outside the kidney) it is of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
Hematology and Oncology 47 years experience
Kidney Cancer: Patient should be evaluated by urologist oncologist to secede whether this patient can have radical resection of the kidney in order to give the patie... Read More
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 16 years experience
Usually surgery: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery if the cancer is confined to the kidney. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
No: Cocaine has not been linked to kidney caner. There are certain risk factors for the different types of kidney cancer such as smoking and contact with ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Nganswered
18 years experience
No definitive data: There is no definitive data on how fast can grade 3 kidney cancer grow.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
No diff: Not different. But some medication used to tx kidney cancer can cause problems with blood sugar control in diabetics.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Poor: Unfortunately the 5 year survival rate for stage IV renal cell cancer is poor, 0-20%. However, in recent years their have been significant advances i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Uncommon ...: It is uncommon to see bladder/kidney cancer in a 27-yr0-old man. Bladder cancer most frequently happen to men >60s and women >70s and kidney can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Blood, pain, mass.: There is a classic triad of hematuria (blood in urine), flank pain, and abdominal mass this presents with, but is seen in only 10-20% of patients. He... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hard to say.: Sorry your friend is so sick! The prognosis for cancer depends on the type of the cancer, the stage it is at the time of diagnosis, the treatment (or... Read More
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