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What does a Prognostic Indices of pT2bN1Mx mean in relation

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What does a Prognostic Indices of pT2bN1Mx mean in relation to kidney cancer with kidney removed?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 11 months ago.
Was this a clear cell renal cell carcinoma?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It was a papilliary cancer
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 11 months ago.
How many lymph nodes were positive for cancer?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1 of 3 were positive.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 11 months ago.
OK. The overall survival for this stage of cancer would be approximately 32% at five years. This means in five years, there is a 32% chance of being alive. This is because it spread to the lymph nodes. You will need to discuss with your medical oncologist to see if there are any other concerning lymph nodes that may require you to be on further immunotherapy. If there are not, then you will just need surveillance CT scan and lab works to monitor for any potential recurrence. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.