Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

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

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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 all can renal cell carcinoma spread to? And where would it most likely spread to first?

Lymph nodes first. Most of the time renal cell cancer is not detected in early stages, 25%- 30% cases already has metastasis at the time of diagnosis. As tumor grows invades capsule and spread to lymph nodes, then spread to liver, bone , lungs and brain. Read more...
Anywhere. Renal carcinomas can recur locally after surgery depending on the size and extent of the original tumor. A common site is lung, but it can affect liver, bone and other organs. One of the unusual sites that I have seen was a mass on the thigh the size of a football. Read more...

Will renal cell carcinoma spread to the hip bone?

Its possible. . When renal cell carcinoma metastasizes, it is most likely to spread to neighboring lymph nodes, the lungs, the liver, the bones, the adrenal glands, or the brain. Spread to the bone is often to the spine, but may be anywhere. Radiotherapy is often used in in cases of bone metastases, to reduce pain and lower the risk of pathologic fracture. Read more...

How long does renal cell carcinoma take to spread? Been 3 months since found. Authorization taking awhile. Labs say hasn't spread to other parts yet.

Variable. Tumor size is usually calculated to enlarge in terms of "doubling time". Spread of tumor through the lymphatic system or bloodstream is highly unpredictable, but typically measured in weeks and months. Read more...
Variable. Some rcc's are very slowly growing and can take years to spread. Others are more aggressive and can spread over the course of many weeks to months. Labs (eg blood work) cannot tell if the cancer has spread or not; imaging studies like ct, bone scan, or MRI do this. Authorization for treatment should not take 3 months. You should check back with your primary doctor and urologist. Read more...

My brother has metastatic renal cell carcinoma and it's spread the doctor said he could pass anytime y r they still giving him chemotherapy?

So sorry . Once cancer metastasizes, it is no longer curable. However, individuals can live for some time especially if they are being treated by chemo or targeted therapies. I don't know your brother's exact situation nor dx. If treatment is too toxic for him, he can elect to stop. Drs may be giving him palliative tx which can help with pain and other symptoms. When time comes, consider hospice to help all. Read more...

How much time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Why do you ask? Little renal cell carcinomas are a fairly common incidental finding at autopsy and we have no idea how long they've been there. If one is symptomatic, there's no guessing survival time. In any decision about accepting treatment, an honest discussion about both length and quality of life is essential. Read more...

For what length of time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Variable. There are many different types of renal carcinomas and along with individual characteristics there is variability in survival times. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/kidney. Read more...