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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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On average, how long will a patient with terminal kidney cancer live?

On average, how long will a patient with terminal kidney cancer live?

Ask his/her doctor: Depends on many factors, including current overall health, functional status, ongoing palliative treatments including palliative chemotherapy, and so on. His/her doctors (including hospice or palliative doctor) could give an average estimate and tell you how likely it would apply to that person's situation. ...Read more

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How long will treatment for kidney cancer last?

How long will treatment for kidney cancer last?

Depend on stage: If caught early- the best treatment will be surgery to cure the cancer. If unresectable or in advance stage with cancer spreading to other organ- treatment would be an oral smart medicine like tyrosine kinase inhibitor ( sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib) vs m-tor inhibitor vs interleukin-2 etc.This treatment will need to be continued as long as it is tolerated and as long as it continues to work. ...Read more

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How long do I have to decide on what type of treatments for kidney cancer?

How long do I have to decide on what type of treatments for kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer: If diagnosed with such a cancer i advise to within a month, if the lesion is in the t1 category you do have more time most likely. Always get a second opinion before any procedure. ...Read more

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I had a kidney cancer when i was kid , im asking about the chances that any kind of cancer could come back again anywhere else to me in the long run ?

I had a kidney cancer when i was kid , im asking about the chances that any kind of cancer could come back again anywhere else to me in the long run ?

More info needed: Most likely you had Wilms tumor ( neuroblastoma ) detected at a early stage most likely you are cured . Unfortunately you are at a higher risk than people who never had malignant disease best management for you see your oncologist for regular follow up , and keep with remarkable progress in treatment of malignant diseases best cures are ahead , do not get disheartened .Good Luck ...Read more

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I have stage four kidney cancer witch spread to my groin terasich spine limp notes i also had a kidney removed how much longer I have to live?

See answer: I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. However, there have never been more options for many patients with renal cell carcinoma (rcc). The most common type (clear cell) may respond well to newer treatments which have been shown to improve survival in some patients. I recommend that you seek an opinion at a cancer center (see www.Nccn.Org) to see if you may qualify for a clinical trial. Good luck! ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer spread to his liver, spine 5 weeks ago now in bed all time coz of pain, how long does he have roughly pls?

?treatment: If he is under the care of an oncologist palliative care can extend life. Without any treatment his life is shortened to very roughly one year at best. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more