Septemberzoe Member Posts: 49
edited October 2013 in Kidney Cancer #1



i have been reading these messages alot and many people talk about their tumour having sarcotomoid features...what does this mean and how would I know if mine had those features? Would that be on the pathology report or is that something I need to ask the doctor? Thanks.


  • dhs1963
    dhs1963 Member Posts: 513
    Path report

    Sarcomitoid features is a de-differentiation of the tumor.   It looks like Sarcoma (similar morphology).

    Sarcomitoid features means the tumor is typically more agressive, responds to different meds, etc.  It had a much worse prognosis.

    You will see it in the patholody report. 

    Mine was T1b Furman Grade 4 with Sarcomitoid Features.