What are NCCN postoperative guidelines for stage I 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 renal cell carcinoma, the NCCN recommends a complete history, physical examination, comprehensive metabolic panel, and other laboratory tests as indicated every 6 months for 2 years, then annually for 5 years.

The NCCN recommends a baseline abdominal CT, MRI, or ultrasound scan within 3-12 months postoperatively. If this scan is negative, patients who underwent partial nephrectomy may be considered for abdominal imaging annually for 3 y, based on individual risk factors. For patients who underwent radical nephrectomy, abdominal imaging after 12 mo may be performed at the clinician’s discretion. [20]


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