What are the treatments now, for a renal cancer?

See link below. One of the better websites for information on rcc and its treatments. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/renalcell/patient/page5.

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How long can a person live with stage 4 renal cancer without treatment?

Depends on site. Survival will depend on location of metastasis, concomitant medical conditions, age, and nutritional status. Almost all patients with stage IV renal cell cancer are incurable. However, carefully selected patients may benefit from surgical resection of localized metastatic disease. Only 8-10% of patients with stage 4 kidney cancer are alive at 5 years. Read more...

What side effects has sunitinib in treatment for renal cancer?

Sunitinib. This drug may be associated with severe/fatal liver toxicity. It may produce chf, heart attack, irregular heart rhythms, blood clots, hemorrhage, low blood cell counts (neutrophils & thrombocytes). However the benefits against renal ca may well outweigh the risks. Your oncologist will no doubt monitor liver and other functions very closely to prevent complications. Read more...
Variable. Common side effects include low blood counts, skin rash, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, fatigue, mouth sores, increased blood pressure, lowered thyroid function; these can be closely monitored and dose changes of sunitinib can help reducing side effects. Less common side effects include liver damage and heart issues. Read more...
Skin and gi. There can be fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and a skin reaction involving the hands and feet. Read more...
Many. Sunitinib is generally well tolerated. However, it is associated with may side effects including fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, anorexia, hypertension, a yellow skin discoloration, hand-foot skin reaction, and stomatitis, and in some cases heart problem. In renal cancer studies, the doses were reduced in up to 50% of patients because of side effects. Read more...