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How deadly is renal cell carcinoma?

Varies with stage. Fortunately many renal cell carcinomas are now being diagnosed at an early stage (when the tumor is small and doesn't invade any other structures) thanks to improvements in imaging (ct scan etc). If early stage, many patients do very well after the tumor is removed. However, as the stage of the tumor increases, the risk of the cancer behaving aggressively increases. So stage helps to predict. Read more...

Is there cure for renal cell carcinoma?

Yes. If it is removable with surgery cure is very likely. Most patients do well with this cancer. Read more...
Yes. Renal cell carcinoma that has not spread is often cured through surgical removal or ablation of the tumor. Read more...
YES. In early stage- if surgery can be done- surgery ( partial/total) will be recommended to cure it. Read more...

Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Not likely. This is not a common site for it to spread, but any thing is possible. You must review this with your doctor. Read more...
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...

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...
Yes. An unusual feature of renal cell carcinoma is that it sometimes metastasizes to unusual locations such as the skin. However, there are many other causes of skin lumps that could be unrelated to renal cell carcinoma. Read more...

What is the prognosis for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Poor. Unfortunately even with chemo, stage IV renal cell has a short survival time. Some reasonably good chemo agents are coming available but present therapies may work for a while, then quit working. Read more...

How long would someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have?

Varies. Even within stage 4, there are varying severities of disease. Survival can occasionally go beyond five years though most people will succumb in two or less years. Read more...

Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

Good prognosis. Stage 1: the cancer is only within the kidney, and has not spread. This stage has the best long-term survival and is most likely to be cured with surgery. The five year survival rate is almost 90%. Read more...