What is the survival rate of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with regional lymph node involvement?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Patients with regional lymph node involvement or extracapsular extension have a survival rate of 12-25%. Although renal vein involvement does not have a markedly negative effect on prognosis, the 5-year survival rate for patients with stage IIIB renal cell carcinoma is 18%. In patients with effective surgical removal of the renal vein or inferior vena caval thrombus, the 5-year survival rate is 25-50%.


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