Kidney Cancer Treatment
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.
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.
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 pain)
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