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A 55-year-old female asked:

What makes the prognosis for chromophobe renal cancer better than other renal cancers?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Molecules: It arises by a completely different molecular pathway than do common kidney cancers. We're still working out the details.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Not entirely clear.: Chromophobe tumors arise from a specific type of kidney cell (cortical collecting duct) and exhibit a pattern of genetic changes that can differ from other renal cancers. Most studies of chromophobe tumors suggest a better prognosis for localized tumors and delayed appearance of metastatses, but a subset of patients with high-grade features can have poor outcome.

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Newburgh, IN
A 55-year-old female asked:

What does it mean that the prognosis for chromophobe renal cancer is favorable. I have read this in many different articles.?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Outcome is good.: Overall, this means that the outcome for this is good compared to other conditions, or at least, other renal cancers. This cancer is less likely to spread or less aggressive than other kidney cancers, and so survival is improved.
Newburgh, IN
A 55-year-old female asked:

Is there a difference in the prognosis for typical and eosinophilic variant of chromophobe renal cancer?

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Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Chromophobe renal cell carcinomas are classified into typical and eosinophilic variants depending on the predominant cell type. The evcrcc is not as common as the typical variant and is likely to be mistaken for oncocytoma because of the predominance of type i cells and hence the significance. The eosinophilic variant has been reported to have a better prognosis than typical variant.

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