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Doctor insights on: Renal Cell Carcinoma With Bone Mets

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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

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 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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Any advice for renal cell carcinoma?

Any advice for renal cell carcinoma?

Get a good md: Find a doctor you can trust. Get a second opinion if you feel the need to either confirm the treatment course or find a different path. Consider removal of tumor in kidney if possible. Treat sites of metastatic disease aggressively if possible. ...Read more

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What is done for renal cell carcinoma?

What is done for renal cell carcinoma?

Treat or observe: Renal carcinoma is a primarily surgical disease. Most patients likely benefit from excision of tumors with the option of partial kidney removal allowing preservation of renal function compared to total removal. Newer options for small tumors include thermal ablation where cold or heat destroys the tumor. In some patients with small tumors and poor health or old age, surveillance can be pursued. ...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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Life expectancy after removal of left kidney with papillary renal cell carcinoma?

Life expectancy after removal of left kidney with papillary renal cell carcinoma?

Often very good: It depends on the tumor stage, which is based on the tumor size and whether it is confined to the kidney or invades other structures. Many papillary renal cell carcinomas are small and confined to kidney, in which case they often do not recur. ...Read more

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How big is a cyst when it becomes a mass in or on the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

How big is a cyst when it becomes a mass in or on the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

Not size: Size is not the issue here. A cyst on the kidney is a very common benign finding, can be small or large, & does not lead to cancer. A renal cell carcinoma is a solid mass, not a cyst, and could be any size from very small to large. ...Read more

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How large is a cyst when it becomes a mass around the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

How large is a cyst when it becomes a mass around the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

Ask again: Cysts are fluid. Mass usually solid. Renal cell carcinoma is usually sid mass. Read through the description again and send it to me at drnelson@peedoc.Com. I'll answer. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more