What is included in long-term monitoring for stage I and II renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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For stage I and II renal cell carcinoma, a complete history, physical examination, chest radiographs, liver function tests, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels, and calcium levels are recommended every 6 months for 2 years, then annually for 5 years. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning is recommended once at 4-6 months and then as indicated.


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