International Journal of Research in Nursing

Tweaking Exponential Distribution to Estimate the Chance for More Survival Time if a Cancerous Kidney is Removed

Ramalingam Shanmugam

DOI : 10.3844/ijrnsp.2013.29.33

International Journal of Research in Nursing

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 29-33


Patients with a malignant tumor in the kidney (recognized as hypernephroma in medical practice) are treated by what is known as nephrectomy (that is a surgical removal of the kidney) in addition to a combionation of chemotherapy and immunotherapy for the sake of more survival time. This articles develops and demonstrates a statistical methodology to assess the statistical significance of an estimated chance for more survival time by tweaking the exponential distribution in a novel manner. This methodology is useful for the surgeons as much as to the patients who plan to undergo kidney removal.


© 2013 Ramalingam Shanmugam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.