A 50-year-old female asked:
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had kidney cancer stage 1, now a solid tumor in other kidney. if the tumor is rcc again, would i still be stage 1 if it is small? or a higher stage?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Each tumor different: Stage l tumor, 7 centimeters or smaller, only in the kidney.Stage ii tumor larger than 7 centimeters in the kidney.Stage iil tumor any size found only in the kidney and in 1 or more nearby lymph nodes, main blood vessels of the kidney or in layer of fatty tissue stage iv, beyond the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney and may be found in the adrenal gland nearby lymph nodes; or lungs, liver, .
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes : Have to be staged again , if you are cured from other one , second one's stage of disease is the stage for you. Bilateral tumors are possible , more often seen in younger people, some tomes could be due genetic mutation like hcrcc , or hprc , synchronous lesions can exists , make sure follow the advice of your doctor(s) , good luck.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 1 CKD is defined as GFR >90 and any abnormality in kidneys. No need to worry about stage 1 & 2.
Jul 6, 2013
Dr. Raju Thomas
47 years experience Urology
Yes: Fortunately, your follow-up was adequate and the other tumor was detected early enough for a robotic partial nephrectomy.
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang commented
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Consider this as secondary primary, rather than metastatic.
Jan 2, 2015
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Kidney cancer: Kidney cancer is staged by size and the presence of lymph nodes or metastatic disease; stage 1 tumors are small, confined to the kidney, and there is no evidence of spread.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
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