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What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

What are the different stages of 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 more

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Kidney (Definition)

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


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What is the rate of survival for stage IV kidney cancer?

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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Survivalrate of stage 4 kidney cancer reciveing dialysis?

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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What is the survival rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer?

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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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 more

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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?

?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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When you have a partial nephrectomy for stage 1 grade 3 clear cell kidney cancer, how can you tell if the lymph nodes are clear?

When you have a partial nephrectomy for stage 1 grade 3 clear cell kidney cancer, how can you tell if the lymph nodes are clear?

Only Time Will Tell: Usually, lymph nodes are not removed at the time of partial nephrectomy, unless suspicious on pre-op imaging. Post-op imaging surveillance will be necessary to watch for recurrence. If no nodal enlargement is observed over the following years, then the nodes are not involved. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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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


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