How long does someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have? Weeks? Months? A year?

It depends. I know that's what we always say. But stage 4 renal cancer prognosis depends on many factors. Someone who is very ill with an elevated ldh, elevated calcium, and anemia has months to a year. Someone who responded to immunotherapy and has normal labs may have several years or more. Your doctor knows, and if he/she is not saying, ask. And say you want the truth.
Everybody different. The 5 year survival for a patient with stage IV kidney cancer is about 11%. There is no way to know exactly how long any one patient will survive. Treasure every day, prepare for the worst, and appreciate the gift of being alive today!
D/w your oncologist. Will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc. In general, from conventional studies- the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of 10% or less. Il-2 for selected cases, however, can give dramatic and durable responses. D/w your md.

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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...

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...

Is there a cure for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Stage 4 renal CA. Not likely but depends on what type of renal cell CA it is. Stage 4 means it is outside of kidney which is bad. Discuss with your team. Read more...

Can I drink vodka with renal atrophy and scarring? And is it more of a concern for me being that mom has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma?

Renal atrophy. Suggest prior kidney injury. Consumption of alchol in moderation is not contraindicated. Renal cell carcinoma not genetic ussually toxin related ie smoking. Read more...
You should be . You can probably drink just about anything, as long as it is within reason. Good luck from nyc. Read more...

Is renal cell carcinoma stage 4 an aggressive cancer?

Stage 4 . Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma usually means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, the cancer is consider very aggressive. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. Read more...