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    MacLassie asked a questionKidney Cancer

    How many therapies?

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      You can consider clinical trials. Many times they are just testing it for efficacy (patient tolerance), but find that it works for certain types of cancer. This is what happened with my mother. She had leukemia and she took Gleevec, which was in stage 1 trials, but was so effective for certain types of cancer, it was rushed to market. It was just in time for her to take advantage of it. It kept her alive for 10 years, and she didn't pass away from the leukemai anyway.

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    Carolla: I'm not in Ohio, but upstate New York, and I have Stage IV kidney cancer and am on Sutent since February of this year. I had a radical nephrectomy in November 2007 and was NED for 4 years. Please feel free to contact me.

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): After another 3 months of Sutent - and on a reduced dosage - so happy to get CT scan results that show adrenal gland tumor is shrinking again and the pancreas/lung spots are stable. Yay!

    It's great to feel that things seem to be going well again; unfortunately in the back of my mind I know the other shoe will drop sometime, but for now cannot let that overwhelm the positives of today!

    Thank the Lord for all his goodness and strength. I wish the same for all cancer patients and their families.