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Is there any hope when kidney cancer has moved into bone?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

By ; large kidney cancer no longer confined to kidney is not good.
Occasionally a kidney cancer patient may have a solitary bone metastasis which can be remove in toto. Such patients, with chemotherapy ; radiation, have a slight chance for a cure, but this is not the usual case. There is not much hope if kidney cancer has spread through flank or back ; into a rib. Best managed at a cancer center.

In brief: Sometimes

By ; large kidney cancer no longer confined to kidney is not good.
Occasionally a kidney cancer patient may have a solitary bone metastasis which can be remove in toto. Such patients, with chemotherapy ; radiation, have a slight chance for a cure, but this is not the usual case. There is not much hope if kidney cancer has spread through flank or back ; into a rib. Best managed at a cancer center.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes with caution

It's a serious condition when the kidney cancer has spreaded to the bone.
There are quite a bit of newer drugs that blocks certain pathways in the cancer cells and thus achieving cell kill and cancer shrinkage. Most of the time, the intention is to shrink the cancer slow down the disease process and maintain quality of life. Please consult with your medical oncologist.

In brief: Yes with caution

It's a serious condition when the kidney cancer has spreaded to the bone.
There are quite a bit of newer drugs that blocks certain pathways in the cancer cells and thus achieving cell kill and cancer shrinkage. Most of the time, the intention is to shrink the cancer slow down the disease process and maintain quality of life. Please consult with your medical oncologist.
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

It is well known that kidney cancer spreads to bones.
In the last few years many new treatments have been introduced for a very uncommon cancer. There are two types of treatments. 1. Immunotherapy ( interferon, interleukin-2), 2. Targeted therapy (sorafenib, sunitinib, temsirulimus, everolimus, bevacizumab, pazopanib, axitinib). Yes there is hope.

In brief: YES

It is well known that kidney cancer spreads to bones.
In the last few years many new treatments have been introduced for a very uncommon cancer. There are two types of treatments. 1. Immunotherapy ( interferon, interleukin-2), 2. Targeted therapy (sorafenib, sunitinib, temsirulimus, everolimus, bevacizumab, pazopanib, axitinib). Yes there is hope.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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