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Clear cell kidney cancer is called advanced when it has spread (metastasized) to another part /organ of the body. In some cases it is diagnosed lately, or in which it has become advanced when first diagnosed. In other cases, it returns or spreads sometimes after treatment.
Tissues /organs close to the kidney (especially to the affected kidney) are more vulnerable to get affected from the metastasis of clear cell carcinoma. The close distance makes it easier for the cancer cells to move and spread, though not always.
Kidneys and colon (large intestine, bowel) are pretty close. Sometimes what happen in the kidney will also affect the colon! And the metastasis of clear cell kidney cancer is also quite common to be found in the colon.
Colon (bowel) is not the only one where advanced kidney cancer usually spread to. The metastasis of this cancer is also commonly found in the lungs, bones, liver, brain, and other kidney – see more in here!
It’s important for people with the disease to follow the treatment plan as well. The goal of the treatment can vary, depending on the severity of the disease. Furthermore, each case can be different.
Interestingly, chemotherapy is not commonly used to treat kidney cancer. Instead, immunotherapy is one of the main treatments since this cancer is one of the most susceptible to this treatment. Even the spontaneous remission of this cancer, a condition in which the cancer goes away without active treatment, is also well documented in here.