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Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer)
The 5 Stages of Renal Cell Carcinoma
An important prognostic predictor for any type of cancer is the clinicopathologic stage. A clinicopathologic stage describes the cancer developmental phase, and is established according to several criteria: (1) the tumor size, (2) the cancer location (if the cancer is present in one or both kidneys), and (3) the cancer extent.
Renal cell carcinoma has five stages:
Stage I: In this stage, the cancer is confined to the kidney, and the tumor measures around 7 centimeters.
Stage II: In this stage, the cancer has spread to the fat tissue around the kidney, and the tumor is larger than 7 centimeters.
Stage III: In this stage, there are three possible situations:
Stage IV: In this stage, there are three possible situations:
Recurrent: In this stage, the cancer relapsed after it was treated.
Article by Alina Morrow, MS
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