For what length of time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Variable. There are many different types of renal carcinomas and along with individual characteristics there is variability in survival times. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/kidney.

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How much time can somebody survive with untreated renal cell carcinoma?

Why do you ask? Little renal cell carcinomas are a fairly common incidental finding at autopsy and we have no idea how long they've been there. If one is symptomatic, there's no guessing survival time. In any decision about accepting treatment, an honest discussion about both length and quality of life is essential. Read more...

For what length of time can a person live with renal cell carcinoma (matastatic)?

Possibly curable. Sunitinib, a new multitargeted tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI), has shown high activity in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and has demonstrated improvement in survival of those patients with metastatic disease. Sunitinib inhibits the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor and other tyrosine kinases, including the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and c-kit receptor at nanomolar concentrations. Read more...

How long would someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have?

Varies. Even within stage 4, there are varying severities of disease. Survival can occasionally go beyond five years though most people will succumb in two or less years. Read more...

How long does someone with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma have? Weeks? Months? A year?

It depends. I know that's what we always say. But stage 4 renal cancer prognosis depends on many factors. Someone who is very ill with an elevated ldh, elevated calcium, and anemia has months to a year. Someone who responded to immunotherapy and has normal labs may have several years or more. Your doctor knows, and if he/she is not saying, ask. And say you want the truth. Read more...
D/w your oncologist. Will depend on the location of metastases, the type of cancer cells, how much metastases, other prognostic factors- overall condition etc. In general, from conventional studies- the median overall survival of stage 4 kidney cancer will be around 16 to 20 months- with a 5 year overall survival of 10% or less. Il-2 for selected cases, however, can give dramatic and durable responses. D/w your md. Read more...
Everybody different. The 5 year survival for a patient with stage IV kidney cancer is about 11%. There is no way to know exactly how long any one patient will survive. Treasure every day, prepare for the worst, and appreciate the gift of being alive today! Read more...

How long does renal cell carcinoma take to spread? Been 3 months since found. Authorization taking awhile. Labs say hasn't spread to other parts yet.

Variable. Tumor size is usually calculated to enlarge in terms of "doubling time". Spread of tumor through the lymphatic system or bloodstream is highly unpredictable, but typically measured in weeks and months. Read more...
Variable. Some rcc's are very slowly growing and can take years to spread. Others are more aggressive and can spread over the course of many weeks to months. Labs (eg blood work) cannot tell if the cancer has spread or not; imaging studies like ct, bone scan, or MRI do this. Authorization for treatment should not take 3 months. You should check back with your primary doctor and urologist. Read more...

So far I've survived two surgeries having recurrent renal cell carcinoma. I've developed numerous lumps which I assumed were incisional hernias now th?

Full description? Q? You already shared a complex past history. I'm glad you survived 2 surgeries for RCC. I'm not certain of what you are describing now - lumps in the location of the incision for the surgeries? - but if you have concerns about your recovery, you should either (1) talk to the surgeon who performed your (most recent) operation or (2) use HealthTap Prime to share pictures & go over a plan. Good Luck! Read more...

Can renal cell carcinoma spread to somebody's skin?

Not likely. This is not a common site for it to spread, but any thing is possible. You must review this with your doctor. Read more...
Unusual but possible. Metastasis (spread) to the skin is uncommon for renal cell carcinoma. Lung is a much moe common site of spread. However, skin metastasis has been described. In fact, there are patients who were originally diagnosed solely through the biopsy of a suspicious skin lesion. Fortunately, unusual skin lesions are often accessible for biopsy which should decrease the uncertainty of diagnosis. Read more...