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How long can someone take sutent (sunitinib) for stage.4 renal cancer?

How long can someone take sutent (sunitinib) for stage.4 renal cancer?

Depends: Sutent (sunitinib) can be continued for as long as it is working and causing tolerable side effects. Dose adjustments allow patients to continue the drug safely as long as there is control of the cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment ?

Depends on site: Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal cell cancer are incurable. However, carefully selected patients may benefit from surgical resection of localized metastatic disease. Only 8-10% of patients with stage 4 kidney cancer are alive at 5 years. ...Read more

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What is renal cancer spread?

What is renal cancer spread?

METASTASIS: When kidney cancer spreads it goes to the nearby lymph nodes first. If it further spreads it tends to go to the bones or lungs. Kidney cancer is treated initially surgically. When it spreads there are several oral medications to control the cancer. ...Read more

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What could cause renal cancer?

What could cause renal cancer?

Smoking: Cigarette smoking is associated with many cancers including renal cancer. Certain inherited disorders may also increase the risk of developing kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Has anyone here survived renal cancer?

Sure: Early stage of renal cancer is curable with surgical resection. The earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher your chance to survive/ to be cured. ...Read more

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Renal cancer survival rates at 5 years?

Renal cancer survival rates at 5 years?

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

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What characterizes non-small renal cancer?

What characterizes non-small renal cancer?

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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What is renal cancer and how is it treated?

What is renal cancer and how is it treated?

A variety: The most common in adults is renal cell carcinoma, and it may be treated surgically for cure even if it's gotten fairly far in many cases; there are some old and some new chemotherapeutic agents that are remarkable and have surprised me by their effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do you know what stage of renal cancer?

How do you know what stage of renal cancer?

T N M: Like other solid cancers the tnm staging system is used. T = size, n = lymph node involvement, m = metastasis. There is clinical staging mostly based on imaging and physical exam. Then pathological stage based on surgical specimen. ...Read more

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What do you need to know about renal cancer?

What do you need to know about renal cancer?

Hematuria: Blood in urine is one of the signs/symptoms of renal cancer. Do not ignore even a single episode of blood in urine. The urine may look smokey rather than red. ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman
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Kidney Cancer (Definition)

Kidney cancer is a medical condition in which there is over proliferation of certain abnormal cell types found in the kidneys. Symptoms include abdominal mass, abdominal fullness or pain, blood in the urine, ...Read more