Who is a candidate for chemotherapy for kidney cancer?

I’m reluctant to give chemotherapy over other treatments when kidney cancer has spread but the person feels fine. On the other hand, if a patient has an aggressive cancer and is sick, having pain, and is losing weight, at this point chemotherapy is required and is quite effective. We can deal with the toxicities just like we do with treating other kinds of solid tumors.

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