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• The treatment options of renal cell carcinoma
  vary from patient to patient - two patients are
  exactly alike, treatment and responses to
  treatment vary greatly. It depends on many
  factors, such as the tumor size and location, type
  of the RCC (Clear Cell RCC, Papillary RCC, etc.),
  the general health state of the patient. One of the
  most important factors is the cancer stage. First
  of all, click to check this simplified stage form and
  you need to be sure about the cancer stage
  before continuing.
            Stage I and stage II:
• Patients with stage I and II RCC often have their
  cancers surgically removed by either removes
  parts of the kidney or the entire kidney is called
  nephrectomy. Other than as part of a clinical trial,
  additional (adjuvant) treatments such as targeted
  therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or
  immunotherapy after surgery for stage I or stage
  II RCC are usually not recommended, as the
  benefit of additional therapy has not been
• Patients who are unable to have surgery
  because of other serious medical problems
  are often treated by other local treatment
  such as cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation,
  or arterial embolization. With surgical
  treatment, the 5-year survival for stage I
  patients is between 88% and 100% and 65% to
  75% for stage II.
                   Stage III:
• Radical nephrectomy is the most common
  treatment option for stage III RCC. Sometimes, a
  patient will have an arterial embolization
  procedure in attempt to reduce the amount of
  bleeding during nephrectomy. There is no distant
  metastasis in stage III, however if the cancer
  extends into nearby veins, the surgeon may need
  to cut open these veins and to completely
  remove the cancer. The 5-year survival for stage
  III patients varies widely and is between 40% and
  70%, depending on the local extent of the cancer.
    Stage IV:, IL-2, and everolimus.
• Treatment of stage IV kidney cancer depends on how
  extensive the cancer is and on the person's general
  health. In some cases, surgery may still be a choice.
  When one or a few metastases are present and the
  surgeon considers it possible to remove them without
  serious side effects, an aggressive surgical approach to
  removing the kidney tumor and these metastases may
  be beneficial. For cancers that can't be removed
  surgically (because of the extent of the tumor or a
  person's health), first-line treatment would likely be
  one of the targeted therapies or cytokine therapy.
• For some patients, palliative treatments such
  as embolization or radiation therapy may be
  the best option. Surgery or radiation therapy
  can also be used to help reduce pain or other
  symptoms of metastases in some other places,
  such as the bones. (How to relieve cancer
               Recurrent RCC
• In rare cases, a patient will have a solitary site
  of recurrence of RCC detected several years
  after nephrectomy. In these exceptional cases,
  surgical removal of the solitary site of
  recurrence may be possible after extensive
  imaging tests have shown no other evidence
  of cancer spread. Otherwise, treatment with
  targeted therapies or cytokine
  immunotherapy will be recommended.
  Clinical trials of new treatments are an option
  as well.
• Beat Renal Cell Carcinoma
  [] is a great website
  which provides all kinds of information about
  kidney cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma),
  including causes, symptoms, diagnosis,
  staging, diet & nutrition, treatment and
  prognosis, and other related topics such as
  qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, etc.
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