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How many survivors of renal cancer?

How many survivors of renal cancer?

See figures below: In 2012, in the us, there are expected to be about 65, 000 new cases of renal cancer and about 13, 500 deaths. ...Read more

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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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 the pathophysiology of liver cancer?

What is the pathophysiology of liver cancer?

Many: Hepatitis infection and chronic inflammation are some of the etiological factors--fibrosis and inflammation from chemicals has also been implicated. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of papillary thyroid cancer?

What is pathophysiology of papillary thyroid cancer?

Like other cancers: Like all cancers, it results from accumulated genetic mutations that cause the cells to grow inappropriately and eventually destabilize the genome. A variety of mutation groups are known. Most subtypes of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid are not especially aggressive and cures are usual. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease?

Multiple reasons: Genetics Congenital disorders with altered kidney size, shape, function Medications auto immune disorders Diabetes These are common causes of alterations in kidney function that work by either harming the structure, blood flow or function of the kidney ...Read more

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Odds of recurrence in renal cancer patient?

Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

Hematuria,pain,mass.: This cancer presents with a classic triad of hematuria, flank pain, and a flank mass, but in only about 10-20% of patients. The most common individual symptoms are hematuria (40%), flank pain (40%), palpable mass (33%), and weight loss (33%). Symptoms like erythrocytosis (3%), hypercalcemia (5%), and non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction (15%) can also occur. ...Read more

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Cure of diffuse renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney: None, all you can do is protect the remaining portion of your kidneys under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What is prognosis of atrial sarcomas with adrenal and liver involvement?

What is prognosis of atrial sarcomas with adrenal and liver involvement?

Stage IV: What kind of sarcoma is this? Unfortunately for majority of cancer-once the cancer spread beyond the primary organ- it is an incurable disease -although still treatable. Prognosis for sarcoma - in general is usually not great especially at stage IV disease.Look for clinical trial. Chemo like gemcitabine/ taxotere, (docetaxel) adriamycin/cisplatin , dtic, trabectadine, pazopanib have been used in sarcoma. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

It depends on what y: The causes of any tumor regardless of its location are difficult to pin point. The retroperitoneal tumors are frequently sarcomas which require a specialist who manages retroperitoneal sarcomas routinely because a complete resection of the tumor is critically essential for a good outcome. Otherwise such tumors have a very high rate of local recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the stages of adrenal cortical cancer?

4 stages: Stage 1: tumor <5cm limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 2: tumor >5 CM limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 3: tumor of any size limited to the adrenal but with positive lymph node or tumor present in peri-adrenal fat but with negative lymph nodes. Stage 4: tumor in periadrenal fat with positive nodes or tumor invading adjacent organs or with distant metastatic disease. ...Read more

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How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

Depends on stage of: Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%. See the site below for details. http://www.cancermonthly.com/cancer_basics/kidney.asp. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Kidney Infection: Pyelonephritis is iinfection in a kidney. It can be caused either by bacteria moving from the skin up the urinary tract and invading the kidney or by bacteria floating around in your blood until they take up residence in your kidney. Either has been given as an explanation for kidney infections and I have not seen anything to say one is more likely than the other. ...Read more

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What is the current prognosis of african american women with multiple myeloma with renal failure?

What is the current prognosis of african american women with multiple myeloma with renal failure?

Depends: This can best be answered by your treating physician. It often depends on age, other medical disorders, previous treatments, response to velcade (bortezomib). Most patients will have improvement in renal failure if this is the first treatment they receive, and the treatment usually includes velcade (bortezomib). ...Read more

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Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

Low but not zero: Stage ii colon cancer means no lymph node involvement by definition, but inadequate lymph node sampling (surgical resection) may "understage" the cancer, so make sure enough ln were taken -minimum of 12! even with appropriate surgery, mets may still occur, although very unusual, so discuss with your treating docs. A pet/ct may give some reassurance so ask if this can be done. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

What are the causes of kidney failure and brain cancer?

Many causes: Kidney failure can be caused by many things--hypertension and diabetes are the most common. Drug abuse can also cause damage to the kidneys as can some prescription medications. The cause of brain cancer is not well known. ...Read more

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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read more

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What are the chances of metastatic renal cell cancer in a nephrectomised patient with clear cell carcinoma (fuhrman grade 2)?

What are the chances of metastatic renal cell cancer in a nephrectomised patient with clear cell carcinoma (fuhrman grade 2)?

Need more info: Stage and grade are needed to estimate this risk. One can check nomograms dot org where a number of such risk calculators can be accessed. ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman
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