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Renal cell carcinoma is a bad kidney cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are no good kidney cancers.

In brief: Yes
There are no good kidney cancers.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Dr. Sean Williamson
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Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ivan Colon
Dr. Ivan Colon
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