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Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Renal Cell Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about renal cell cancer, see the following:

  • Kidney Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Kidney Cancer
  • Drugs Approved for Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Angiogenesis
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing
  • Smoking Home Page (Includes help with quitting)

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Standard Treatment Options Survival of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is affected by stage of disease at presentation and the completeness of resection at radical nephrectomy. Overall survival rates range from 64% to 87%. The 5-year survival for stage I is 90% or higher, for stages II and III it is 50% to 80%, and for stage IV it is 9%, which is similar to the stage-for-stage survival in RCC in adults. Retrospective analyses and the small number of patients involved place limitations...

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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