• gramster
    • Experience with Transitional Cell Car...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Chemo was stopped after two sessions and radiation to the right hip was started fearing a fracture. Ten days of radiation

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • gramster
    • Experience with Transitional Cell Car...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First two chemo sessions were uneventful

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • gramster
    • Experience with Transitional Cell Car...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Left kidney and ureter removed along with some cancer cells on the bladder.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    laparoscopy to remove cancer, followed by @ 7 treatments to kick the bodies antibody response to kill the cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Now he has bladder cancer, caught very early. quarter size circle forming on surface layer of bladder.

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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    He seemed to be in remission for about 1 and a half years

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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Clinic in Santa Barbara

    Procedure or Surgery

    after radiation treatment and a year on chemo, he went to a cancer clinic for 30 days of Issles treatments. The cancer in his hip go...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    pain in hip 2 years later in 2010. Radiation and chemo drip began

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • katiek
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Right kidney, had a nephrectomy and was released with no chemo required.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • wcrowley
    • Experience with Papillary, Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Last catscan and bloodwork showed no issues to worry about according to my oncologist.

    Celebration

    Had catscan and bloodwork in January (my surgery was June 2014).The doctor did say there was a very small cyst on my other kidney an...

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    • wcrowley
    • Experience with Papillary, Kidney Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I did not have a decision, it was made for me. Could not participate in clinical trial due to high cholesterol.

    Decision Point

    Actually, I am not disappointed in being excluded from the clinical trial. I prefer not to be on any type of medication. If I need t...

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  1. over 4 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    My brother FINALLY has his appointment at Smilow Cancer center at Yale on April 1st.. He as a cancer stricken patient and we as a fa...

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