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Where Does Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis
Not clear cut: There is no special test that is an early sensitive indicator. The current guidelines after removal of a kidney tumor is exam, ldh and other blood test and ct scan. In many tumors we have found that routine testing is not a great help. A key idea is that any symptoms that is new or worrisome should be investigated quickly. Target the test to the symptom. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many facilities: There are many academic facilities that treat renal cell carcinoma. These include, ucsf, usc, city of hope, and ucla. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more
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