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Is kidney cancer lethal?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: Kidney cancer

By definition, any cancer is potentially lethal.
When kidney cancer is detected in the earlier stages (before metastasis outside the kidney) it is often curable by surgery. Metastatic kidney cancer, however, has a very poor prognosis.

In brief: Kidney cancer

By definition, any cancer is potentially lethal.
When kidney cancer is detected in the earlier stages (before metastasis outside the kidney) it is often curable by surgery. Metastatic kidney cancer, however, has a very poor prognosis.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In general, kidney cancer is a lethal cancer. However, depending on various factors, it may not be lethal.
Factors such as the patients age, the aggressiveness of the tumor, and size of the tumor are all important factors. However, kidney cancer overall has a very poor prognosis once it has metastasized.

In brief: Yes

In general, kidney cancer is a lethal cancer. However, depending on various factors, it may not be lethal.
Factors such as the patients age, the aggressiveness of the tumor, and size of the tumor are all important factors. However, kidney cancer overall has a very poor prognosis once it has metastasized.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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2 comments
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Another important factor is how and when the tumor is treated. Often surgery (if done prior to metastasis) can be curative.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
I agree with Dr Jared Flaklow.

In brief: Yes

Very.

In brief: Yes

Very.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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