Kidney Cancer Prognosis? 
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 Kidney Cancer Prognosis?

Diagnosis kidney cancer, 12 cm tumor, unknown if spread.  Initial
diagnosis removal of left kidney, 0 percent chance of recovery, life
expectancy six months.  This was based on CAT scan and renal scan only.
Patient 63 year old female with history of high {*filter*} pressure and
cholesteral and family history of rare renal disorders (but not cancer).
Anyone have any experience in what to expect,chances of recovery, and
treatments.



Wed, 14 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Kidney Cancer Prognosis?


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>Diagnosis kidney cancer, 12 cm tumor, unknown if spread.  Initial
>diagnosis removal of left kidney, 0 percent chance of recovery, life
>expectancy six months.  This was based on CAT scan and renal scan only.
>Patient 63 year old female with history of high {*filter*} pressure and
>cholesteral and family history of rare renal disorders (but not cancer).
>Anyone have any experience in what to expect,chances of recovery, and
>treatments.

That's a big tumor. This is at least stage three cancer. The prognosis
depends on tumor type, stage, response to chemotherapy, tumor doubling time
and a host of other parameters.  Unknown if spread sounds like a cop out.

The lymph nodes could have been checked to see if the cancer cells had
spread. If they are giving her 6 months, then it must have spread.

Treatments (i.e. chemotherapy, IL-2) would depend on the tumor type.
For Renal Cell carcinoma, IL-2 might help, for transitional or squamous
cell, chemotherapy regimens with Cisplatin seem to offer palliation.

Cisplatin/Taxol worked for my dad initially. Dad had squamous with lung
metatstasis. The cancer eventually spread to his brain, and at that point
it was all over.

Oncolink has a good section on kidney cancer and latest treatments. You
first must find out what type of kidney cancer this is .

                                 Good Luck



Fri, 16 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Kidney Cancer Prognosis?


Quote:
>Diagnosis kidney cancer, 12 cm tumor, unknown if spread.  Initial
>diagnosis removal of left kidney, 0 percent chance of recovery, life
>expectancy six months.  This was based on CAT scan and renal scan only.
>Patient 63 year old female with history of high {*filter*} pressure and
>cholesteral and family history of rare renal disorders (but not cancer).
>Anyone have any experience in what to expect,chances of recovery, and
>treatments.

Are they going to try interferon?  H2


Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Kidney Cancer Prognosis?



:
:>Diagnosis kidney cancer, 12 cm tumor, unknown if spread.  Initial
:>diagnosis removal of left kidney, 0 percent chance of recovery, life
:>expectancy six months.  This was based on CAT scan and renal scan only.
:>Patient 63 year old female with history of high {*filter*} pressure and
:>cholesteral and family history of rare renal disorders (but not cancer).
:>Anyone have any experience in what to expect,chances of recovery, and
:>treatments.

:Are they going to try interferon?  H2

Or better: Are they going to try interleukin-2 or one of the combination
protocols including IL-2? IL-2 is a more powerful drug against advanced
kidney cancer then Interferon - I'd say IMHO, but NCIHO would be more
appropriate since NCI's PDQ statements have characterized IL-2 as "more
promising" than Interferon. IL-2 can produce very long lived responses
such as mine which is continuing true and steady at +7 years, although it
is often used in combination with interferon as in my case.

It's also unclear from this posting whether she has stage III or stage IV
disease since despite the mention of a poor prognosis no specific mention
is made of unresectable or metastatic disease. Stage III has a better
prognosis than what the poster indicated.

             -Steve "renal cell *what*?" Dunn



Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Kidney Cancer Prognosis?


Quote:

> Diagnosis kidney cancer, 12 cm tumor, unknown if spread.  Initial
> diagnosis removal of left kidney, 0 percent chance of recovery, life
> expectancy six months.  This was based on CAT scan and renal scan only.
> Patient 63 year old female with history of high {*filter*} pressure and
> cholesteral and family history of rare renal disorders (but not cancer).
> Anyone have any experience in what to expect,chances of recovery, and
> treatments.

 I think it would be of benefit to contact the National Kidney
Cancer Association. They are willing and able to help, and they act
quickly. The NKCA can be reached at 847-332-1051 or by mail at 1234
Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202. There are some things going on
with interferon and Accutane that are having some success. They can tell
you about this and other possibilities.

Theresa

--
millert (Theresa Miller)
University of Georgia
GSAMS - GA Statewide Academic and Medical System

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Sun, 18 Apr 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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