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How long do I have to decide on what type of treatments for kidney cancer?

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In brief: Kidney cancer

If diagnosed with such a cancer i advise to within a month, if the lesion is in the t1 category you do have more time most likely.
Always get a second opinion before any procedure.

In brief: Kidney cancer

If diagnosed with such a cancer i advise to within a month, if the lesion is in the t1 category you do have more time most likely.
Always get a second opinion before any procedure.
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Not too long

Depending on the size and appearance usually not too long since your absolute best chance of cure is to not let the tumor spread or metastasize.
Metastatic renal cell cancer is very very aggressive and hard to treat.

In brief: Not too long

Depending on the size and appearance usually not too long since your absolute best chance of cure is to not let the tumor spread or metastasize.
Metastatic renal cell cancer is very very aggressive and hard to treat.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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In brief: How long do you want

One hard part of treating cancer is that progression from local tumor to metastasis is unpredictable.
Nobody knows when that will happen and no imaging study can detect the tiny initial lesion(s). Some patients with apparently confined disease develop mets years after surgery, likely indicating prior spread. Because of this uncertainty, treating kidney cancer earlier is better than later.

In brief: How long do you want

One hard part of treating cancer is that progression from local tumor to metastasis is unpredictable.
Nobody knows when that will happen and no imaging study can detect the tiny initial lesion(s). Some patients with apparently confined disease develop mets years after surgery, likely indicating prior spread. Because of this uncertainty, treating kidney cancer earlier is better than later.
Dr. Brian Golden
Dr. Brian Golden
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