What is included in long-term monitoring for stage III 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 III renal cell carcinoma, physical examination, chest radiographs, liver function tests, BUN and creatinine levels, and calcium levels are recommended every 4 months for 2 years, every 6 months for 3 years, and then annually for 5 years. Abdominal CT scanning should be performed at 4-6 months, then annually or as indicated.


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