• PeggyRCC
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    High Dose Interleukin 2

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    High dose interleukin2 is the only drug given for RCC that can give the patient a cure. I was filled with lung mets, quite ill, and ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • PeggyRCC
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was uneventful, but I had been misdiagnosed for eight months, with a small scabbed-over stomach ulcer, which was to acco...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Fjom
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Switched from 4 weeks on and 2 weeks on to 2 weeks on and 1 week off.

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    • Fjom
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Pancreatitis

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    • tmkagain
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Ca...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have had two procedures. A nephrectomy in June 2015 and a lobectomy in April 2016.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • tmkagain
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Kidney Ca...
    over 3 years ago
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    I have cancer at all

    Oh No

    I was shocked with my diagnosis and then things moved so fast to removal of my kidney I din't have much time to think about it. But ...

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  1. over 3 years ago
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    Milestones

    I had my annual check up in May.... happy to say I am still cancer free... 4 years now.... next year will have all of my follow up t...

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    • Susan254
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    CT/PET scan

    Other Care

    Have learned all about PET scans now---did you know the current standard is to always do a CT scan without contrast first, and the "...

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    • Chriso
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    The greatest therapy for me was to help other patients cope with cancer. This I do by running support groups and issuing a newslette...

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    • Chriso
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Whether or not to have immunotherapy (Interferon)

    Decision Point

    I made the decision to not have any further treatment. Thankfully it appears to have been the right path.

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    • Susan254
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Saw local Oncologist who is in the same group as my Urologist and Surgeon. He has ordered PET Scan because I want to know how many...

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    • Tobefree
    • Experience with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Money

    Oh No

    So many expenses involved now

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