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What stage is a 7 mm renal cell carcinoma?

What stage is a 7 mm renal cell carcinoma?

Most likely Stage I: All tumors are staged by the tumor, nodes, metastasis (staging system). Stage i kidney tumors are less than 7 CM in size and have no evidence of lymph node as well as distant metastasis. Stage ii tumors are larger than 7 CM and have no lymph node or distant metastasis. Stage iii tumors are locally advanced. Stage IV tumors have spread to lymph nodes or other organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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. ...Read more

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Any advice for renal cell carcinoma?

Any advice for renal cell carcinoma?

Get a good md: Find a doctor you can trust. Get a second opinion if you feel the need to either confirm the treatment course or find a different path. Consider removal of tumor in kidney if possible. Treat sites of metastatic disease aggressively if possible. ...Read more

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What is done for renal cell carcinoma?

What is done for renal cell carcinoma?

Treat or observe: Renal carcinoma is a primarily surgical disease. Most patients likely benefit from excision of tumors with the option of partial kidney removal allowing preservation of renal function compared to total removal. Newer options for small tumors include thermal ablation where cold or heat destroys the tumor. In some patients with small tumors and poor health or old age, surveillance can be pursued. ...Read more

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Could teenagers have renal cell carcinoma?

Could teenagers have renal cell carcinoma?

Yes: It's not common. If it does appear, it raises suspicion for a hereditary predisposition (von hippel - lindau, others). There are a few pediatric kidney cancers that mimic common renal cell carcinoma clinically but are distinct pathologic entities. ...Read more

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Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Unusual but possible: Metastasis (spread) to the skin is uncommon for renal cell carcinoma. Lung is a much moe common site of spread. However, skin metastasis has been described. In fact, there are patients who were originally diagnosed solely through the biopsy of a suspicious skin lesion. Fortunately, unusual skin lesions are often accessible for biopsy which should decrease the uncertainty of diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can renal cell carcinoma eventually spread to the skin?

Can renal cell carcinoma eventually spread to the skin?

Yes: Usually expands locally, then in veins, then lung is common.But when metastasis occurs it can end up secondarily anywhere. ...Read more

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How much time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

How much time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Why do you ask?: Little renal cell carcinomas are a fairly common incidental finding at autopsy and we have no idea how long they've been there. If one is symptomatic, there's no guessing survival time. In any decision about accepting treatment, an honest discussion about both length and quality of life is essential. ...Read more

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For what length of time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Variable: There are many different types of renal carcinomas and along with individual characteristics there is variability in survival times. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/kidney. ...Read more

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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. ...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