Prediction Tools Kidney Cancer Nomograms Risk of Recurrence Following Surgery Forward arrow icon Close icon Share Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Printer icon Print Prediction Tools: DisclaimerThe prediction tools, also known as prognostic nomograms, located on the MSKCC Web site are for general health information only. The prediction tools are not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any health condition or problem. Users of the prediction tools should not rely on information provided by the prediction tools for their own health problems. Questions should be addressed to your own physician or other healthcare provider. MSKCC makes no warranties, nor express or implied representations whatsoever, regarding the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, comparative or controversial nature, or usefulness of any information contained or referenced in the prediction tools. 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In using the prediction tools, you agree that neither MSKCC nor any other party is or will be liable or otherwise responsible for any decision made or any action taken or any action not taken due to your use of any information presented in the prediction tools. Our kidney cancer nomogram is for patients who underwent partial or radical nephrectomy (partial or complete surgical removal of a kidney) for newly diagnosed renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer). This nomogram predicts the probability of remaining free of renal cell carcinoma five years after surgery.Results produced by this tool are based on data from patients treated at MSK, a large research institution with surgeons who perform a high volume of kidney cancer procedures. All results must be understood in the context of each patient’s specific treatment plan. Patients and caregivers using this tool should discuss the result with the patient’s physician. To gather the information required to use this nomogram, use our worksheet. Enter Your InformationClearCalculateAll fields are required unless noted optional What was the histology of your kidney cancer from the biopsy? Select histologyNoneChromophobeConventionalPapillary What is histology?Histology refers to the exact type of cancer based on examination of the tumor tissue under the microscope. Renal cell carcinoma is classified as Chromophobe; Conventional; or Papillary. If the histology is unknown, select “None.” How would you describe the symptoms of your kidney cancer? Select symptomsNoneIncidentalLocalSystemic More on symptomsSelect “None” if you had no symptoms; “Incidental” if you had minor symptoms; “Local” if your symptoms were restricted to the site of origin; or “Systemic” if your symptoms affected your entire body. What was your tumor (T) stage from the pathology report? Select tumor (T) stagepT1pT2pT3apT3bpT3c Note: This nomogram was created using the AJCC Version 5 TNM Staging System (1997), and is applicable to T stages T1 to T3c. If your pathology report uses a later version with T stages that are not included in this drop-down menu, consult with your physician for further guidance on selecting the correct T stage.More on T stagingThe T stages are part of the TNM Staging System, which uses TNM classifications to describe the extent of cancer in a patient's body. T describes the size of the tumor and whether it has invaded nearby tissue; N describes whether regional lymph nodes are involved and, if so, how extensively; and M describes whether distant metastasis (spread of cancer from one body part to another) is present. The system is maintained by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and is updated periodically. What was the size of your tumor? cm (0.001 to 20) Clear Supporting Publications Renal Cell Carcinoma Recurrence-Free ProbabilityProbability of remaining free of renal cell carcinoma five years after surgeryKattan MW, Reuter V, Motzer RJ, Katz J, Russo P. A postoperative prognostic nomogram for renal cell carcinoma. J Urol. 2001 Jul;166(1):63-7.