Staging Renal Cell Carcinoma

Posted by karishma @karishma, May 20, 2019

My friend now only recognized that she have left renal carcinoma.it measures 15.9×9.6.i want to know that which stage is this.?

Hi @karishma, welcome to Connect.
Staging takes into consideration more than just the size of the cancer. It also considers whether is has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs. This article from the American Cancer Society explains staging in detail

– Staging Renal Cell Cancer https://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staging.html

I'd also like to bring fellow members @apr931 @jimchardy @w5wiggi and @jewels5 into this discussion. You'll find other discussions about Kidney Cancer on Connect here:
– Renal cell cancer , kidney removed right side 2013, came back in 2015 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/renal-cell-cancer-kidney-removed-right-side-2013-came-back-in-2015/
– Renal Cancer: What are you supposed to feel after surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-suppose-to-feel-after-sugary/

Karishma, has your friend been given a treatment plan yet? What treatments are being suggested?

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Thanks for the web page, progressive well with renal cancer with the help of Mayo Jacksonville and GOD blessings since 2013

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@colleenyoung

Hi @karishma, welcome to Connect.
Staging takes into consideration more than just the size of the cancer. It also considers whether is has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs. This article from the American Cancer Society explains staging in detail

– Staging Renal Cell Cancer https://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/staging.html

I'd also like to bring fellow members @apr931 @jimchardy @w5wiggi and @jewels5 into this discussion. You'll find other discussions about Kidney Cancer on Connect here:
– Renal cell cancer , kidney removed right side 2013, came back in 2015 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/renal-cell-cancer-kidney-removed-right-side-2013-came-back-in-2015/
– Renal Cancer: What are you supposed to feel after surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-are-suppose-to-feel-after-sugary/

Karishma, has your friend been given a treatment plan yet? What treatments are being suggested?

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Yes ma'am, she is advised to do nephrectomy next week. The wonder is that my friend have no symptoms till now..

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@karishma

Yes ma'am, she is advised to do nephrectomy next week. The wonder is that my friend have no symptoms till now..

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@w5wiggi what stage was your kidney cancer? By the way, lovely picture of you and your partner. I encourage you to upload it to your profile. Here's more info on how to update your profile: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/how-to-update-your-profile/

@karishma – Kidney cancer rarely causes signs or symptoms in its early stages. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352664 That might explain why your friend showed no symptoms of anything wrong. What led to your friend discovering that something was wrong? I wish her all the best with the nephrectomy. Please keep us posted.

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I had a laparoscopic nephrectomy this year. I had 9 cm tumor and I had symptoms prior. I thought it was a kidney stone because I have a history of stones. I had night sweats the I started passing blood clots. A CT scan with contrast revealed my tumor and I also did have a kidney stone.

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@azkidney57

I had a laparoscopic nephrectomy this year. I had 9 cm tumor and I had symptoms prior. I thought it was a kidney stone because I have a history of stones. I had night sweats the I started passing blood clots. A CT scan with contrast revealed my tumor and I also did have a kidney stone.

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What stage was your kidney cancer, @azkidney57? Have you started treatment with sutent, now?

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I am stage four and was diagnosed in May, 2013. My first chemo treatment was sunitinib and it was effective for about five years. Then, the lesions began expanding and my oncologist switched me to an immunotherapy treatment called Opdivo, which appeared to be ineffective, so he switched to cabosantinib . The side effects were severe and I elected to go into hospice. Even though this meant I was giving up on pharmaceutical treatment all together, I felt so much better, I stayed on it until my doctor called to let me know there is a new drug on the market that is a combination chemotherapy and pharmaceutical that has been shown to be effective on the cancers I am dealing with. I am awaiting the drug due to it coming through the V A.

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Hi @jimchardy,

I was wondering if the new therapy you mentioned is avelumab (BAVENCIO) in combination with axitinib (inlyta)?
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-avelumab-plus-axitinib-renal-cell-carcinoma

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The name I was told for the other drug is Keytruda (Pembrolizumab). I do have metastatic lung cancer from the renalcell, stage four.

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@jimchardy

The name I was told for the other drug is Keytruda (Pembrolizumab). I do have metastatic lung cancer from the renalcell, stage four.

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Hi @jimchardy, just checking in. Have you started treatment with Keytruda yet? How are you doing?

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