What is the rate of survival for stage IV kidney cancer?

Poor. Unfortunately the 5 year survival rate for stage IV renal cell cancer is poor, 0-20%. However, in recent years their have been significant advances in the treatment of this disease and we now see some long term survivors.
Stage IV kidney ca. In general, the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of less than 10%. If eligible for il-2, in selected cases, ( will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc) - il-2, can give dramatic and durable responses(. D/w your md.

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What is the survival rate of a person diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer?

Low. Unfortunately, advanced kidney cancer (ie, "stage iv") has a low survival rate at the 5 and 10 year benchmarks. In rare cases might prolonged remissions be obtained with aggressive therapy, but 5 year survival for stage IV rcc would be in the low single digits (< 5%). Read more...
D/w your oncologist. In general, the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of less than 10%. If eligible for il-2, in selected cases, ( will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc) - il-2, can give dramatic and durable responses. D/w your md. Read more...

Survivalrate of stage 4 kidney cancer reciveing dialysis?

Improving. Formerly this was zero. A decade ago it might have been 10%. With the new targeted medications for common renal cell carcinoma, it is impossible to give an accurate number since both the length and quality of survival are improving so surprisingly. Good luck, and cherish every day -- it's not the number of days in the life, but life in the days. Read more...

My mother has stage 4 kidney cancer how painful is it?

I don't know. I don't know. You should ask her how much pain she has. She might not have any pain. Read more...
Depends on organ. Stage 4 kidney cancer means it has spread to other parts of the body such as the lungs, bones, brain, liver etc. Often, organ metastasis may not be painful unless very large, rapidly growing or impinging on other structures. An experienced medical oncologist should guide and help treat both the disease and symptoms. Read more...

No symptoms and felt fine til they told me I had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?

Lung cancer. About 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on some very subtle and non specific signs and symptoms. Read more...
Yes. ..It is highly unusual not have had some earlier awareness of the challenges you now face. It would be pleased to hear that you are being supported by the best medical care available and are doing well! Read more...
Yes! The lung has an enormous respiratory reserve. You have to lose a lot of your lung capacity before you have symptoms, especially if you are relatively sedentary. I hope you are being followed at a dedicated cancer center. Good luck. Read more...
Unlikely. It is extremely unlikely to have such advanced cancers without any physical indication (i.e. Weight loss, coughing up blood, blood in the urine, etc.). This sounds like a strange situation. How did they come to this conclusion? Read more...
Not really. U may have lived a long and normal life because u did not have cancer for most of it. U only got cancer recently. Cancer is when cells that have divided over and over again in a controlled manner (to replace injured or damaged cells in ur lungs or kidney) suddenly lose control and begin to divide out of control growing into tumors. U feel fine til the tumors take over. Then symptoms start. Read more...

Can someone live years without ever knowing they have stage IV lung cancer or kidney cancer? . And only to find out later on during an autopsy that it was present?

Yes. Both are cancers in deep tissue and may cause no symptoms until coughing, bleeding, pain. Read more...
Unlikely. It is more likely that the person developed cancer in the past few months or years and it was never diagnosed. Still, anything is possible. Read more...
Depends. It depends on the type of lung or kidney cancer. Most types of lung cancer are very aggressive and grow very fast -- it would be unusual 2 have them very long before it became obvious (and deadly). If one of these were found on autopsy it most likely began closer to the time the patient died. Stage 4 implies that the cancer has already spread and this would be toward the very end of the disease. Read more...
Unlikely. If someone has stage IV lung or kidney cancer, going to have symptoms sooner rather than later. Hope this helps. Read more...

How many types of kidney cancer are there? Male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?

Several. Renal cell, chromophobe, papillary, etc. However, if kidney cancer in the brain, than yes it is stage 4 or metastatic. Hope this helps. Read more...
~Ten important types. And some rare ones. If it's from the brain, it's stage 4. A pathologist can often tell the location of the primary tumor just from a piece of that mass that spread to the brain. Read more...