My mother is suffering from renal cell carcinoma. Can it spread quickly? Please suggest treatment.

Q. What is the treatment and prognosis of renal cell carcinoma?

Answered by
Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder
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This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 25, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 08, 2023

Hello doctor,

I need a second opinion on my mother's report. My mother was recently diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and had her kidneys removed. I need advice on the best course of treatment.

Is cancer spreading fast? Please suggest treatment.



Welcome to

I went through your query and understood your concern.

I have reviewed your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).

Based on the reports, I suggest she suffers from metastatic renal cell carcinoma, a high-grade, clear cell type.

In such cases, we go for surgery to minimize the tumor burden that she has already undergone.

I suggest a whole-body PET CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan). It is usually recommended after surgery to find out the total disease extent. Also, I would like to know about certain things, like her general health and blood reports to determine her risk status.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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