Does renal cell carcinoma lead to chronic renal failure?

Not necessarily. Only if both the kidneys have to be removed if cancer on both sides. If only one kidney or a part of kidney only is removed and the remaining kidney is healthy dialysis is not required.
If untreated, yes. Primary renal cell carcinoma that spreads will eventually cause the kidneys to shut down.

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Any advice for renal cell carcinoma?

Get a good md. Find a doctor you can trust. Get a second opinion if you feel the need to either confirm the treatment course or find a different path. Consider removal of tumor in kidney if possible. Treat sites of metastatic disease aggressively if possible. Read more...

What is done for renal cell carcinoma?

Treat or observe. Renal carcinoma is a primarily surgical disease. Most patients likely benefit from excision of tumors with the option of partial kidney removal allowing preservation of renal function compared to total removal. Newer options for small tumors include thermal ablation where cold or heat destroys the tumor. In some patients with small tumors and poor health or old age, surveillance can be pursued. Read more...

Could teenagers have renal cell carcinoma?

Yes. It's not common. If it does appear, it raises suspicion for a hereditary predisposition (von hippel - lindau, others). There are a few pediatric kidney cancers that mimic common renal cell carcinoma clinically but are distinct pathologic entities. Read more...

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...

The size of my renal cell carcinoma is 7.2 x 7.2 x 8 cm what should I do?

See a Urologist. You should see a Urologist and a Medical Oncologist. Much information is needed on imaging and rate of growth and other factors. This won't resolve using the internet. 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...

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. Read more...

What all can renal cell carcinoma spread to? And where would it most likely spread to first?

Lymph nodes first. Most of the time renal cell cancer is not detected in early stages, 25%- 30% cases already has metastasis at the time of diagnosis. As tumor grows invades capsule and spread to lymph nodes, then spread to liver, bone , lungs and brain. Read more...
Anywhere. Renal carcinomas can recur locally after surgery depending on the size and extent of the original tumor. A common site is lung, but it can affect liver, bone and other organs. One of the unusual sites that I have seen was a mass on the thigh the size of a football. Read more...