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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

Variable: Simply: local regional metastatic - widespread their are sizes, grades, histology and more formal tmn stages. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma is also known as Renal cell carcinoma. Hypernephroma, also called renal cell carcinoma, is type of cancer where there is uncontrolled growth of kidney cells. Symptoms can include abdominal mass, blood in the urine, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
5M people helped
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During what stage of kidney cancer can you physically feel it?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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During what stage of kidney cancer can you physically feel it?

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 more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Edward Gold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
534K people helped
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What is the rate of survival for stage IV kidney cancer?

Dr. Edward Gold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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What is the rate of survival for stage IV kidney cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Lauer
Board Certified, Urogynecology
21 years in practice
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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Survivalrate of stage 4 kidney cancer reciveing dialysis?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
Survivalrate of stage 4 kidney cancer reciveing dialysis?

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 more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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What is the survival rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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What is the survival rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
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I had stage 1 kidney cancer, what are the chances of it coming back?

Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Board Certified, Urology
17 years in practice
300K people helped
I had stage 1 kidney cancer, what are the chances of it coming back?

5-10%: If treated early, stage i kidney cancer has a 90-95% 10 year survival. Thus, there is a 5-10% chance it may recur. ...Read more

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Dr. Raju Thomas
Board Certified, Urology
43 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Raju Thomas
Board Certified, Urology
43 years in practice
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Yes: Fortunately, your follow-up was adequate and the other tumor was detected early enough for a robotic partial nephrectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Board Certified, Urologic Oncology
21 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Terence Chapman
Board Certified, Urologic Oncology
21 years in practice
489K people helped

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 more

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Dr. Charles Herrera
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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My dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer spread to his liver, spine 5 weeks ago now in bed all time coz of pain, how long does he have roughly pls?

Dr. Charles Herrera
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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?treatment: If he is under the care of an oncologist palliative care can extend life. Without any treatment his life is shortened to very roughly one year at best. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Terence Chapman
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Kidney Cancer (Definition)

Kidney cancer is a medical condition in which there is over proliferation of certain abnormal cell types found in the kidneys. Symptoms include abdominal mass, abdominal fullness or pain, blood in the urine, ...Read more


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