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Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?

Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?

Unfortunate: Sorry, instead of thinking how many months from now is going to get sick, think how many good months or years if newer chemo drugs may give long remission. Positive thinking is needed, good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 is the prognosis for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

What is the prognosis for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Poor: Unfortunately even with chemo, stage IV renal cell has a short survival time. Some reasonably good chemo agents are coming available but present therapies may work for a while, then quit working. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Is there a cure for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Stage 4 renal CA: Not likely but depends on what type of renal cell CA it is. Stage 4 means it is outside of kidney which is bad.

Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Is renal cell carcinoma stage 4 an aggressive cancer?

Is renal cell carcinoma stage 4 an aggressive cancer?

Stage 4: Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma usually means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, the cancer is consider very aggressive. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How long would someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have?

How long would someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have?

Varies: Even within stage 4, there are varying severities of disease. Survival can occasionally go beyond five years though most people will succumb in two or less years. ...Read more

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How long does someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have? Weeks? Months? A year?

How long does someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have? Weeks? Months? A year?

It depends: I know that's what we always say. But stage 4 renal cancer prognosis depends on many factors. Someone who is very ill with an elevated ldh, elevated calcium, and anemia has months to a year. Someone who responded to immunotherapy and has normal labs may have several years or more. Your doctor knows, and if he/she is not saying, ask. And say you want the truth. ...Read more

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Can I drink vodka with renal atrophy and scarring? And is it more of a concern for me being that mom has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Can I drink vodka with renal atrophy and scarring? And is it more of a concern for me being that mom has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Renal atrophy: Suggest prior kidney injury. Consumption of alchol in moderation is not contraindicated. Renal cell carcinoma not genetic ussually toxin related ie smoking. ...Read more

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What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..

What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..

Serious situation: From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein involvement on the kidney specimen or whether there is tumor left behind after removal. Next step would be chemotherapy or (less likely) immunotherapy. Not likely a role for radiotherapy. If lung lesion is only remaining site, may be role to remove. ...Read more

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Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Unusual but possible: Metastasis (spread) to the skin is uncommon for renal cell carcinoma. Lung is a much moe common site of spread. However, skin metastasis has been described. In fact, there are patients who were originally diagnosed solely through the biopsy of a suspicious skin lesion. Fortunately, unusual skin lesions are often accessible for biopsy which should decrease the uncertainty of diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will renal cell carcinoma spread to the hip bone?

Will renal cell carcinoma spread to the hip bone?

Its possible.: When renal cell carcinoma metastasizes, it is most likely to spread to neighboring lymph nodes, the lungs, the liver, the bones, the adrenal glands, or the brain. Spread to the bone is often to the spine, but may be anywhere. Radiotherapy is often used in in cases of bone metastases, to reduce pain and lower the risk of pathologic fracture. ...Read more

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What all can renal cell carcinoma spread to? And where would it most likely spread to first?

What all can renal cell carcinoma spread to? And where would it most likely spread to first?

Lymph nodes first: Most of the time renal cell cancer is not detected in early stages, 25%- 30% cases already has metastasis at the time of diagnosis. As tumor grows invades capsule and spread to lymph nodes, then spread to liver, bone, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Can renal cell carcinoma eventually spread to the skin?

Can renal cell carcinoma eventually spread to the skin?

Yes: Usually expands locally, then in veins, then lung is common. But when metastasis occurs it can end up secondarily anywhere. ...Read more

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How long does renal cell carcinoma take to spread? Been 3 months since found. Authorization taking awhile. Labs say hasn't spread to other parts yet.

Variable: Tumor size is usually calculated to enlarge in terms of "doubling time". Spread of tumor through the lymphatic system or bloodstream is highly unpredictable, but typically measured in weeks and months. ...Read more

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What r the chances of getting back renal cell carcinoma for an old male (63 yrs) after being cured by nephrectomy & taking nexavar (sorafenib)?

What r the chances of getting back renal cell carcinoma for an old male (63 yrs) after being cured by nephrectomy & taking nexavar (sorafenib)?

It depends: This is not an easy answer, because it depends upon the stage of your original tumor and your surgical pathology. I would ask this question of your urologist or oncologist, who know the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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My brother has metastatic renal cell carcinoma and it's spread the doctor said he could pass anytime y r they still giving him chemotherapy?

So sorry: Once cancer metastasizes, it is no longer curable. However, individuals can live for some time especially if they are being treated by chemo or targeted therapies. I don't know your brother's exact situation nor dx. If treatment is too toxic for him, he can elect to stop. Drs may be giving him palliative tx which can help with pain and other symptoms. When time comes, consider hospice to help all. ...Read more

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My wife was diagnosed with Stage 4b renal cell carcinoma that had spread to her spine and adrenal gland. They removed her left kidney adrenal gland and 2 vertebras what is the prognosis for reoccurrence of the cancer once it has gone this far?

My wife was diagnosed with Stage 4b renal cell carcinoma that had spread to her spine and adrenal gland. They removed her left kidney adrenal gland and 2 vertebras what is the prognosis for reoccurrence of the cancer once it has gone this far?

Renal carcinoma: Unfortunately, a stage "4B" renal carcinoma denotes metastatic disease which generally is not a favorable prognosis. An oncologist is probably in consultation with the surgeon who performed the surgery, and is the one best suited to give you correct information regarding your wife's condition. ...Read more

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What exactly does grade 1, 2, 3, 4 of the tumor mean in clear cell renal cell carcinoma?

What exactly does grade 1, 2, 3, 4 of the tumor mean in clear cell renal cell carcinoma?

How cells look: Grading refers to how closely the cancer cells resemble normal kidney cells. Cells that are more abnormal (ie higher grade) are associated with a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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The size of my renal cell carcinoma is 7.2 x 7.2 x 8 cm what should I do?

The size of my renal cell carcinoma is 7.2 x 7.2 x 8 cm what should I do?

See a Urologist: You should see a Urologist and a Medical Oncologist. Much information is needed on imaging and rate of growth and other factors. This won't resolve using the internet. ...Read more

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Where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma in california?

Many facilities: There are many academic facilities that treat renal cell carcinoma. These include, ucsf, usc, city of hope, and ucla. ...Read more

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I had stage 3 renal cell carcinoma do I have to worry about getting cancer in the future?

I had stage 3 renal cell carcinoma do I have to worry about getting cancer in the future?

Maybe: How long has it been since your tumor was removed? 5 year survival for stage 3 tumor would be 67%. Grade of the tumor is also a factor. At 5 years, 93% of recurrences which will occur have occurred. Your oncologist will suggest the appropriate surveillance strategy. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the earliest sensitive indicator of metastasis for renal cell carcinoma?

What is the earliest sensitive indicator of metastasis for renal cell carcinoma?

Not clear cut: There is no special test that is an early sensitive indicator. The current guidelines after removal of a kidney tumor is exam, ldh and other blood test and ct scan.
In many tumors we have found that routine testing is not a great help.
A key idea is that any symptoms that is new or worrisome should be investigated quickly. Target the test to the symptom. ...Read more

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What stage is a 7 mm renal cell carcinoma?

What stage is a 7 mm renal cell carcinoma?

Most likely Stage I: All tumors are staged by the tumor, nodes, metastasis (staging system). Stage I kidney tumors are less than 7 CM in size and have no evidence of lymph node as well as distant metastasis. Stage ii tumors are larger than 7 CM and have no lymph node or distant metastasis. Stage iii tumors are locally advanced. Stage IV tumors have spread to lymph nodes or other organs. ...Read more

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How deadly is renal cell carcinoma?

How deadly is renal cell carcinoma?

Varies with stage: Fortunately many renal cell carcinomas are now being diagnosed at an early stage (when the tumor is small and doesn't invade any other structures) thanks to improvements in imaging (ct scan etc). If early stage, many patients do very well after the tumor is removed. However, as the stage of the tumor increases, the risk of the cancer behaving aggressively increases. So stage helps to predict. ...Read more

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Is there cure for renal cell carcinoma?

Is there cure for renal cell carcinoma?

Yes: If it is removable with surgery cure is very likely. Most patients do well with this cancer. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

Good prognosis: Stage 1: the cancer is only within the kidney, and has not spread. This stage has the best long-term survival and is most likely to be cured with surgery. The five year survival rate is almost 90%. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have renal cell carcinoma and have a normal egfr?

Is it possible to have renal cell carcinoma and have a normal egfr?

? egfr??: Please avoid using abbreviations...they may have different meaning to different folks. Is this epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that you are talking about? Or is this something related to GFR (glomerular filtration rate) which is a test for Kidney function??? . Please clarify so that we can address your question properly. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma?

Could you please tell me where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma?

Please: Consult your urologist or the md who diagnosed the disease. Blindly my advise would be if you have a medical school in your proximity, even if many miles away, I would make an appointment with them immediately. Do not neglect the problem every day should count! ...Read more

Dr. Terence Chapman
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