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Clear Cell Renal Cancer
Received a diagnosis 1 yr and 8th months ago for stage 4 clear cell renal cancer. My organ functions are normal. Life expectancy?
Difficult to answer: Many variables are evaluated to determine a prognosis. A medical oncologist is knowledgeable and should be consulted. ...Read more
How effective is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer if its used as per scheduled?
What"s the prognosis of stage 1 and fuhrman grade-2 clear cell renal cancer in 60 yr asymptomatic diabetic male after 2 yrs of radical nephrectomy?
About 90% survival: Depending on the series, you will find estimates from 67% to 94%. With stage i disease, the grade is less important in determining prognosis. A two year disease free interval improves the outlook over the stage alone. ...Read more
If a patient with primary clear cell renal cancer produce erythropoitin got metastasis, will mets do produce erythropoitin as primary in all cases?
After nephrectomy for clear cell renal cancer , pathology lab gave me slides of cancer.How can they be helpful for me in screening/prognosis?
Screening/prognosis: Having your slides with you are always helpful. You are young, and rcc is rare in young people except those with familial predispositions, such as von hippel lindau, polycystic kidney disease or tuberous sclerosis. In terms of screening, your slides can be used by pathologists to compare your prior tumor to anything new that arises or assess the grade of your tumor to prognosticate behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How sensitive is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer, irrespective of screening guidelines (uiss/nccn) , side effects, cost?
Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?
This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can iron deficiency anemia consider normal response to post- nephrectomy for clear cell renal cancer without metastasis?
No.: I would be looking for another cause if you have iron deficiency anemia. If you have one functioning kidney, you are probably making enough erythropoietin (which is important in regulating red cell production) but a low epo level would give you a different kind of anemia. Usually iron deficiency anemia in a 60 year old male is due to some sort of blood loss, assuming a normal diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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