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What is the survival rate for sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma after a partial nephrectomy. Encapsulated and clear margins ?

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The survival rate for renal cell carcinoma is determined by several factors, including the stage and grade.
Although sarcomatoid is a more aggressive variant of the disease, most predictive programs do not factor this into estimates of survival. For a small tumor (< 4 cm), well encapsulated and completely removed the 5 year survival should be > 90%.

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The survival rate for renal cell carcinoma is determined by several factors, including the stage and grade.
Although sarcomatoid is a more aggressive variant of the disease, most predictive programs do not factor this into estimates of survival. For a small tumor (< 4 cm), well encapsulated and completely removed the 5 year survival should be > 90%.
Dr. Richard Link
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Dr. Amy Deeken
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Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma is an aggressive type of kidney cancer.
Patients with localized forms of cancer (limited to the kidney)have slightly better survival. Medical literature shows an average survival of 17 months, but there is a small subset of patients (30%) who are surviving 5 years from diagnosis. I wish you the best with this serious diagnosis. Find a supportive oncologist.

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Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma is an aggressive type of kidney cancer.
Patients with localized forms of cancer (limited to the kidney)have slightly better survival. Medical literature shows an average survival of 17 months, but there is a small subset of patients (30%) who are surviving 5 years from diagnosis. I wish you the best with this serious diagnosis. Find a supportive oncologist.
Dr. Amy Deeken
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