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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
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How effective is pet scan in detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer if its used as per scheduled?
If a patient with primary clear cell renal cancer produce erythropoitin got metastasis, will mets do produce erythropoitin as primary in all cases?
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
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
More info needed: Yes but just because 83 yr old you don't write of people in cancer treatment , could be very healthy 83 , stage of the disease, health status , patient's own desire etc are all the factors to consider, for aggressive treatment, of course end stage, disease palliation and hospice care , make as comfortable as possible is the option at any age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Targeted therapy for stage 1 renal cell carcinoma(kidney cancer), can you tell me more about this?
Surgery: Stage i cancer of the kidney is treated successfully with surgery (total or partial nephrectomy). I'm assuming by targeted therapy you mean agents like sunitinib, sorafenib, axitinib, or everolimus. Those are approved for advanced cancer (stage iv). I believe there are clinical trials using them after surgery for high risk patients (stage iii) but not in stage i. ...Read more
Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?
What is necrosis in reference to renal cancer and would it be clearly stated on a pathology report as the percentage of sarcomatiod is ?
Dying cells: Necrosis refers to part of the tumor that is dying, presumably because the tumor is growing too rapidly. There is some evidence to suggest that necrosis indicates a worse prognosis although it is not yet included in the required reporting. However if a procedure called embolization is performed to cut off blood flow to the tumor, this type of necrosis is not necessarily bad. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Renal cell ca: In general-- stage i kidney cancer-- a 5-year survival rate over 90 % stage 2 - a five-year survival rates ranging from 75 to 95 % stage 3 - ranges from ranges from 46 to 70 % the median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16 to 20 months in contemporary studies -with 5 year survival less than 10%. ...Read more
There's a mistake: Non-small-cell is a group of lung cancers, not renal (kidney) cancers. I am sorry that someone made a mistake and i hope this helps explain why you have had difficulty finding information. Good luck. ...Read more
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