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Is there any hope when kidney cancer has spread into the lungs and bone?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Stage 4 kidney ca

5 year survival rate for kidney cancer spread to other organs ( st 4) is 0-20%.
This has somewhat improved a little with approval of at least 7 new treatments over last few years. Certain characteristics of the patient & the cancer help to categorize patients into low, intermediate & high risk groups for poor survival.

In brief: Stage 4 kidney ca

5 year survival rate for kidney cancer spread to other organs ( st 4) is 0-20%.
This has somewhat improved a little with approval of at least 7 new treatments over last few years. Certain characteristics of the patient & the cancer help to categorize patients into low, intermediate & high risk groups for poor survival.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology

In brief: Possibly

Advanced kidney cancer is difficult to control, but there have never been as many options for potentially effective treatment as we have now.
Depending on the type of kidney cancer (clear cell), sometimes dramatic responses to new medications ("targeted therapy") can be seen with measurable improvements in survival. Clinical trials are available at major medical centers. Sadly, cures remain rare.

In brief: Possibly

Advanced kidney cancer is difficult to control, but there have never been as many options for potentially effective treatment as we have now.
Depending on the type of kidney cancer (clear cell), sometimes dramatic responses to new medications ("targeted therapy") can be seen with measurable improvements in survival. Clinical trials are available at major medical centers. Sadly, cures remain rare.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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