The 5-year survival rate for those diagnosed with stage 1 kidney cancer is 81 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. When diagnosis is made at stage 2, the survival rate drops to 74 percent, and a diagnosis at stage 3 comes with a 5-year survival rate of 53 percent.
Stage 4 liver cancer has just an 8 percent 5-year survival rate, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates are compiled based on statistics. There are many factors that affect the prognosis of kidney cancer, including overall health, patient age, treatment received and cancer grade. Treatment advancements can also affect prognosis of the disease.