Patients present with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in different ways

Advanced or metastatic RCC is kidney cancer that has spread beyond the kidney, including the lymph system, adrenal gland, or other organs such as the lungs, brain, bones, or liver.1
Kidney cancer: A snapshot2,3
  • Advanced RCC occurs in approximately 68,000 to 101,000 cases of the 338,000 global cases of kidney cancer each year
  • 2 to 3 times more common in men than in women
  • Incidence of RCC increases steadily after age 40
  • Kidney cancer is on the rise
  • Blood in the urine
  • Low back pain on one side
  • Abdominal pain
  • A mass (lump) on the side or lower back
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss without dieting
  • Fever without infection
  • Anemia

For patients diagnosed with advanced or metastatic RCC, a targeted therapy that has limited impact on their quality of life is meaningful

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