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'Sub-Type' RCC ??

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adman
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I've recently been reading several posts where people are listing a 'Sub-Type' RCC. Do all RCC's have a sub-type?
I've recently had a full and my path report came back Stage 1, Grade 1, but no sub-type. I asked my Dr about this yesterday and he didn't indicate there was one.

Thoughts?

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Texas_wedge
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Your path report should show sub-type - probably clear cell - unless the histology is unclassifiable (which is usually not good news). Since your report is Stage 1 and Grade 1 - as good as it gets - your sub-type hardly matters. At Grade 1 you won't be sarcomatoid or unclassified.

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adman
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It does indicate 'Clear Cell'. I wasn't aware that this is a sub-type.

Thank you.

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foxhd
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....It's time to buy a lottery ticket. I wish we all had that classification.

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adman
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Dude,

I am now seeing how lucky I truly am given the crazy circumstances how this was found.
I and am quickly learning to see the glass 1/2 full & To live my life in gratitude :)

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Texas_wedge
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Clear cell is the most frequent sub-type and the one about which most is known - an advantage when it comes to treatment, but you shouldn't need any more treatment. Your glass is much more than half full.

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garym
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Grade 1, stage 1, clear cell, short of benign it doesn't get any better!!

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