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Can renal cell carcinoma eventually spread to the skin?

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In brief: Yes

Usually expands locally, then in veins, then lung is common.
But when metastasis occurs it can end up secondarily anywhere.

In brief: Yes

Usually expands locally, then in veins, then lung is common.
But when metastasis occurs it can end up secondarily anywhere.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can.

In brief: Yes

It can.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Lester Thompson
It is rare and usually a late phenomenon. However, I have seen cases of renal cell carcinoma present initially as a skin lump -- which then lead to the diagnosis of the primary tumor in the kidney.

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Williamson
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Rare

I suppose it is possible, but you would be rare.

In brief: Rare

I suppose it is possible, but you would be rare.
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