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Had surgery to remove kidney with tumor. Histological result shows renal cell carcinoma. Treatment?

HI, My mother had a surgery on 23rd of October 2012. the left kidney along with tumor surrounding it and left adrenal gland have been removed during the surgery. histological resul as attached: - Renal cell carcinoma (11cm in greatest dimension),grade IV according to Fuhrman System. - The renal vein is not involved by tumor but some lymphatics are involed by tumor - One regional lymph node metastases (3cm). - The left adrenal gland and perinephric tissues are involved by tumor - Stage grouping: T3a, N2. Your quick response with regards to the right treatment is highly appreciated Thanks Ayman
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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hi there,
in view of her histopathology report ,according to nccn guidelines ,she needs post op radiotherapy to the local area followedby chemotherapy/targeted therapy as if it is not given then chances of disease to come again increases.and all this is tobe started immidiately after completion of 3 weeks.
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