Dont lose heart when you hear that you are suffering from cancer. Because one of the prime requirements for the successful treatment is the patient's optimistic mental approach along with medical/surgical treatment
Once you have been diagnosed to have renal cancer, your doctor would have done tests
1.to stage the cancer: whether it is confined to kidney
or has spread beyond that.
2. your general health : whether you will be able to withstand the curative treatments.
The prognosis ( survival and quality of life) depends on the stage of the disease and general health status to withstand the treatment. I will be able to give you a better idea if you can give the details of the reports of your tests.