What are the factors associated with increased survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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The following are factors associated with increased survival in patients with metastatic disease:

  • A long disease-free interval between initial nephrectomy and the appearance of metastases

  • The presence of only pulmonary metastases

  • Good performance status

  • Removal of the primary tumor


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