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What's life expectancy having renal cell carcinoma stage 3 a year after having kidney removed?

What's life expectancy having renal cell carcinoma stage 3 a year after having kidney removed?

About 5 years: The 5 year survival for stage 3 renal cell cancer is about 50%. This number may shift up or down a little because there are subcategoroes of stage 3 tumors whci will affect the prognosis.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For what length of time can a person live with renal cell carcinoma (matastatic)?

For what length of time can a person live with renal cell carcinoma (matastatic)?

Possibly curable: Sunitinib, a new multitargeted tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI), has shown high activity in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and has demonstrated improvement in survival of those patients with metastatic disease. Sunitinib inhibits the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor and other tyrosine kinases, including the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and c-kit receptor at nanomolar concentrations.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Terence Chapman
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