Opinion

... in response to Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
  1. Graeme Hills Graeme Hills United Kingdom says:

    I have metastatic RCC - spread to lymph nodes and left lung.  Just stopped SUNITINIB as it stopped working. Also had a blockage removed from the left lung and just completed radiotherapy course for the lung 'issue'.  Coughing quite a lot and getting very short of breath with very little exertion.. are the symptoms normal after radiotherapy to a lung?  Thanks..

    • Myron Henderson Myron Henderson United States says:

      I'm sorry to hear that you have complications, I would advise asking your health provider. I too was diagnosed with RCC stage 4 last December. I was somewhat lucky in the fact that I only had metastasis to my sternum and a ribcage. They did have to take my left kidney but all in all radiation seems to be working in controlling my active areas and lucky that I haven't had worst. Best of luck to you and stay strong.

    • Mike Scanlon Mike Scanlon United States says:

      I hope that now a year later finds you well.  You story sounds a bit like mine, I had RCC spread to both my lungs.  Dr's used IL2 and they dissolved away. . though the treatment was pretty devastating. . fast forward 9 years and a new spread to my adrenal.. the point here is that (from what I understand) treatment is moving away from IL2 to just approved Nivolumab. . its a once every other week, IV infusion (takes an hour). . easy to take, higher rate of success and has some durability. . Best of luck.. keep up the fight.

      • Fahri Bayiroglu Fahri Bayiroglu Turkey says:

        My father, 77 years old, had a surgery which removed his right kidney with tumor 7 years ago. Now he has RCC spread to both his lungs. Doctors advised him to get a second surgery and get them removed by open lung operation. When the doctors treated your spreads, how big the nodules in your lungs? Why did not they think to remove your nodules by surgery? Thanks for your reply in advance. I wish you and all the patients a clear recovery and goood healths.

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