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How common is a recurrence of RCC Stage 2?

By April 10, 2010 - 3:12pm
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I had six years with nothing, then last week I had an ultrasound, and the next day received a call from the doctor that there was what appears to be new activity in the ONLY kidney I have which has previously had a tumor removed in 2001. Is this common?

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Hi Lenartd-

I'm so sorry you have a recurrence. According to what I've read, it does not seem to be uncommon.

I found some info at: http://www.cornellurology.com/kidney/gi/rcc.shtml and http://www.cancer.org/docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_are_the_key_statistics_for_kidney_cancer_22.asp?sitearea=cr

Here is another link to the Kidney Cancer Association, which looks like it has some good resources: http://www.kidneycancer.org/about-us/contact-us

Good luck and please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.

April 12, 2010 - 6:57am
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