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Diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma last week said I was stage 1?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Good prognosis

Stage 1: the cancer is only within the kidney, and has not spread.
This stage has the best long-term survival and is most likely to be cured with surgery. The five year survival rate is almost 90%.

In brief: Good prognosis

Stage 1: the cancer is only within the kidney, and has not spread.
This stage has the best long-term survival and is most likely to be cured with surgery. The five year survival rate is almost 90%.
Dr. Hung Khong
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Dr. Richard Link
Keep in mind that most stage I kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) can be treated in 2013 using a kidney sparing approach. This means that the tumor can be removed without removing your kidney in many, if not most, circumstances.
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