The impact of delaying radical nephrectomy for stage II or higher renal cell carcinoma

Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, 05/07/2012

The outcomes of patients with prolonged surgical waiting time (SWT) did not differ from those of most patients who underwent nephrectomy within 1month. In patients with stage II or higher renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who underwent nephrectomy within 3 months after diagnosis, prolonged SWT was not an independent predictor of pathological upstaging, RFS, or CSS.

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