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Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma Life Expectancy
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
My brother has been diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma stage 4. Am I at risk of this disease. Is this cancer rare?
Maybe: Discuss this with your brother and his oncologist. There are rare familial renal cancer syndromes.
Many facilities: There are many academic facilities that treat renal cell carcinoma. These include, ucsf, usc, city of hope, and ucla.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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