Life expectancy after removal of left kidney with papillary renal cell carcinoma?

Often very good. It depends on the tumor stage, which is based on the tumor size and whether it is confined to the kidney or invades other structures. Many papillary renal cell carcinomas are small and confined to kidney, in which case they often do not recur.

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My son had left kidney removed 2 yrs ago with renal cell carcinoma. He now has CHF not under control, is this serious?

Yes. CHF is always serious but i suspect we don't have all the facts: does he have renal insufficiency with volume overload which is more properly called "circulation failure" as opposed to "heart failure." treatments are different. I'm sure he's under expert care and sounds like he needs it. Best of luck. Read more...

Husband has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma, spread to right lung, vera cava vein, left kidney removed when can we expect him to get sick?

Unfortunate. Sorry , instead of thinking how many months from now is going to get sick, think how many good months or years if newer chemo drugs may give long remission. Positive thinking is needed , good luck. Read more...

What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..

Palliative. Good chemo and radiation may stabilize but unlikely any resections unless a mass begins to cause some local problem. Read more...
Serious situation. From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein involvement on the kidney specimen or whether there is tumor left behind after removal. Next step would be chemotherapy or (less likely) immunotherapy. Not likely a role for radiotherapy. If lung lesion is only remaining site, may be role to remove. Read more...

What's life expectancy having renal cell carcinoma stage 3 a year after having kidney removed?

About 5 years. The 5 year survival for stage 3 renal cell cancer is about 50%. This number may shift up or down a little because there are subcategoroes of stage 3 tumors whci will affect the prognosis. Read more...

I had a left nephrectomy for renal cell cancer t1b tumor. Is there anything I shd be doing to protect the health of my r kidney besides 6mo testing?

Protective measures. Glad you got surgery in time, you can take various protective measures, if some gets chronic renal disease by any reason, out come will be the same with one kidney or having two, first control, BP & wt regular exercises , drink plenty fluids control diabetes ( blood sugar ), avoiding IV contrast tests, angiotensin, &arb agents found to be useful in protecting kidney(s). Read more...
Keep well-hydrated. Keep well-hydrated. You should drink enough water each day so that your urine is always a pale yellow color. Maintain a healthy body weight and avoid diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, make sure it is very well controlled. Check with your doctor before taking any new prescriptions. Check with your doctor before getting IV contrast for ct or MRI scans. Your right kidney will be happy! Read more...

Renal cell carcinoma is a bad kidney cancer?

Not really. Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) prognosis depends on the stage, histology cell type and nuclear grade. Tnm staging is very helpful. Localized rcc stage 1 or t1 disease have a very good prognosis. Once the cancer it outside of the kidney margins and lymph nodes are involved the prognosis is not as good. Sarcomatoid , clear cell & papillary type 2 cell types have worst prognosis than the other subtypes. Read more...
Varies. There are several types of renal cell carcinoma that have variation in prognoses. Today, many tumors are detected at an early stage (when small and not spread beyond the kidney), in which case patients can do very well after removal of the tumor. However, the behavior of some of these cancers can be unpredictable so it is important to be followed carefully. Read more...

How big is a cyst when it becomes a mass in or on the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

Not size. Size is not the issue here. A cyst on the kidney is a very common benign finding, can be small or large, & does not lead to cancer. A renal cell carcinoma is a solid mass, not a cyst, and could be any size from very small to large. Read more...
How it looks. Renal cysts lie on a spectrum from completely benign to cystic kidney cancer. Size is not a real determinant of risk. The features of the cyst on imaging, including whether there are nodular, solid parts or areas that take up the radiographic contrast are important for determining risk. The radiologist / urologist can give you a score (bozniak score) that will give you an estimate of cancer risk. Read more...

How large is a cyst when it becomes a mass around the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?

Ask again. Cysts are fluid. Mass usually solid. Renal cell carcinoma is usually sid mass. Read through the description again and send it to me at [email protected] I'll answer. Read more...

What physicians deals with renal cell carcinoma? Do they usually remove the bad kidney?

Urology, oncology. Typically these are treated by urologists and oncologists. Removal of the affected kidney is considered the best option if the other kidney is in good shape. (remember, lots of people donate kidneys) talk to your doctor about this plan. Read more...
Urology oncology. Urologists are surgeons involved with removing the tumor. Today, many renal cell carcinomas are identified when they are small and a procedure called partial nephrectomy can be done to remove only part of the kidney. If the tumor has spread, either before or after removing it, oncologists deal with chemotherapy treatment for the metastatic disease. Read more...