Need info on metastatic renal cell carcinoma

  1. My father-in-law underwent what we thought was a liver biopsy last week. The path report came back metastatic renal cell carcinoma. He had a partial nephrectomy in 2003 for renal cell carcinoma. During his most recent check-up, he was found to have a 3x2cm lesion in segment 4 of the liver. The radiology report also showed 2 very dense areas in the liver in segment 4. Can anyone provide me with info regarding this diagnosis? I am an ortho nurse and have had very little exposure to oncology. Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   bonodonnaonaroll
    go to this page. click on for clinicians, agree, scroll down and click on practice guidelines-can go to kidney cancer from there. hope this helps-is an excellent resource by the major cancer centers, md anderson, sloan-kettering, hopkins, etc.

    http://www.nccn.org/default.asp

  4. by   traumaRUs
    I am so sorry for you and your family. Each case is different and you really need to get information from his MD. I'm sorry but All Nurses can't provide medical advice. Take care.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    renal cell carcinoma

    renal cell carcinoma - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    uptodate patient information: renal cell cancer

    use thes articles as springboard to discussions with your father in law and his physicians.

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