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How many types of kidney cancer are there? male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?

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Several: Renal cell, chromophobe, papillary, etc. However, if kidney cancer in the brain, than yes it is stage 4 or metastatic. Hope this helps.

Answered 3/2/2013

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Kidney ca in brain: If brain mass is kidney ca then it is stage 4.

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~Ten important types: And some rare ones. If it's from the brain, it's stage 4. A pathologist can often tell the location of the primary tumor just from a piece of that mass that spread to the brain.

Answered 4/5/2013

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