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Stage 5 Kidney Cancer
4 stages: There are 4 stages of kidney cancer. The first 2 stages are cancer limited to the kidney based on size. The 3rd stage is cancer that is starting to spread outside the lining of the kidney (gerota's fascia). The 4th stage is when the cancer is invading nearby contiguous organs. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
By the time: Kidney cancer becomes palpable on physical exam, it would be far advanced. Usually kidney cancers are found because of blood in urine or on imaging tests being done for unrelated problems. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Poor: Unfortunately the 5 year survival rate for stage IV renal cell cancer is poor, 0-20%. However, in recent years their have been significant advances in the treatment of this disease and we now see some long term survivors. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had a creatinine level of 1.5, age 30, female 220lbs. My brother had kidney cancer. Should I follow up with my dr for further testing?
Kidneys : I would suggest you see your dr for additional testing. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Improving: Formerly this was zero. A decade ago it might have been 10%. With the new targeted medications for common renal cell carcinoma, it is impossible to give an accurate number since both the length and quality of survival are improving so surprisingly. Good luck, and cherish every day -- it's not the number of days in the life, but life in the days. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
D/w your oncologist: In general, the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of less than 10%. If eligible for il-2, in selected cases, ( will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc) - il-2, can give dramatic and durable responses. D/w your md. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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Had kidney cancer stage 1, now a solid tumor in other kidney. If the tumor is rcc again, would i still be stage 1 if it is small? Or a higher stage?
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Maybe: This is longer than one would expect, however essentially nothing is truly "impossible." but this would be an outlier, longer than expected. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have stage four kidney cancer witch spread to my groin terasich spine limp notes i also had a kidney removed how much longer I have to live?
See answer: I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. However, there have never been more options for many patients with renal cell carcinoma (rcc). The most common type (clear cell) may respond well to newer treatments which have been shown to improve survival in some patients. I recommend that you seek an opinion at a cancer center (see www.Nccn.Org) to see if you may qualify for a clinical trial. Good luck! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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