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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

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 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 chromophobe renal cancer?

An unusual type: This is a rare type of kidney cancer. It is usually found at an early stage and has a better prognosis generally than other kidney cancers. ...Read more

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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

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Can one be screened for renal cancer?

Can one be screened for renal cancer?

Yes: Screening for renal cancer is not done routinely on every body, like breast , or prostate cancer, unless there is strong suspicion for it , like blood in urine, abnormal cells, pain, feeling a mass very strong family history , or detecting mass it in a ct done for some thing else. ...Read more

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What is survival rate for renal cancer?

What is survival rate for  renal cancer?

Depends on stage: Best answer will come from review of patient specifics with treating urologist. ...Read more

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What's longest live stage 4 renal cancer?

What's longest live stage 4 renal cancer?

Variable: There are many types of renal cancer, with different outcomes. As your are 37 years old, renal cell carcinoma may be the type you are most interested in. Although not common, some individuals with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have had prolonged (many years) of good quality life after diagnosis. I would recommend discussion with an oncologist about options for treatment. ...Read more

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