RDL's Journey with Renal Cell Carcinoma

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Male, Age: 68, Stage IV

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    • RDL
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Blindsided...absolutely no suspicion of cancer...C/scan after severe lower stomach pain. Baseball sized growth on right kidney with a dozen mets scattered throughout my lungs..

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    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Removal of entire right kidney

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hand assisted removal of entire right kidney. Procedure went well and back home after 4 days.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • RDL
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Sutent

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started SUTENT 50mg after removal of kidney. Just finishing cycle 20. Lowered meds to 37.5 after cycle 17 due to feet problems. Seems to be continuing to work. Oncology checkups every 6 weeks with cat scans quarterly.

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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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