cancer in ribs

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cancer in ribs

by Tanks on Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:00 AM

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I was just wondering if any one has cancer in their ribs and what kind of treatment your  on.  My is ARCC which has gone to my ribs and I'm on Sutent. Just wondering what your results have been. Edie from Illinois

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by Rolodex on Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 6/12/2007 Tanks wrote:

I was just wondering if any one has cancer in their ribs and what kind of treatment your  on.  My is ARCC which has gone to my ribs and I'm on Sutent. Just wondering what your results have been. Edie from Illinois

Hello, My husband has adanced rencal cell cancer stage 4. he has mets to his 7th rib. He has has a great deal of pain with radiation to the front of the chest. It is very painful for him. He has surgery to remove the kidney and radiation to the rib areas and t7 spinal area. He is now on Sutent for 2 months. We are not sure yet till the next scans how it is working.

 

 

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by Tanks on Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 6/25/2007 Rolodex wrote:

 

On 6/12/2007 Tanks wrote:

I was just wondering if any one has cancer in their ribs and what kind of treatment your  on.  My is ARCC which has gone to my ribs and I'm on Sutent. Just wondering what your results have been. Edie from Illinois

Hello, My husband has adanced rencal cell cancer stage 4. he has mets to his 7th rib. He has has a great deal of pain with radiation to the front of the chest. It is very painful for him. He has surgery to remove the kidney and radiation to the rib areas and t7 spinal area. He is now on Sutent for 2 months. We are not sure yet till the next scans how it is working.

 

Hi I'm so glad to hear from you. I haven't had any treatment other than the Sutent I was on 50mg but it made me so sick they lower it to 37.5  I have been on the 37.5 for two week.  My next ct scan will be the end of July so I'm hopeing the Sutent works.  Does your husband have any side effects?  I have some but they aren't to bad yet.  I guess I have been pretty lucky I have no pain.  Is your husbands pain from the treatment or the cancer? I wish you and your husband all the luck and I hope to hear from you again. Tank


 

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by Dianeek on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband also has stage IV renal cell cancer and was diagnosed only 2 weeks ago.  Like your husband he has cancer in his ribs and we just found out it is also in his lungs.  He is having his kidney removed July 19 and one month after the surgery he will begin Sutent (sp??).  The doctor said 6-24 months.  We have two small children and he is only 47.  Did your husband's doctor predict a survival time - I am interested because you hear these numbers but my husband still seems so healthy.  He had blood in his urine approx. a month ago but is otherwise fine (or so he seems).

You often feel like you are the only one going through this - I would appreciate any feedback or comments.  I hope everything goes better than expected for your husband and for you.

Diane

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by Jbg3648 on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:00 AM

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My father was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. He started sutent

3 weeks ago and had major complications. He was a cardiac patient and diabetic, so unfortunately sutent was not a good choice for him. He suffered internal bleeding, heart attack, and kidney failure. We lost the battle without having a real chance to fight it.

I can only say, please stay closly monitored by doctors. Weekly blood tests and knowlege about the drug is so important. If my father would have been more closely watched, we would have had more of a chance.

I dont mean to scare you, but you should be careful. take every side efffect you feel into consideration and discuss everyhting with your doctor.

Good luck I   

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by Thereishope on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:00 AM

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Cancer is very deceptive.  We thought she was cancerfree for six months after being diagnosed and suddenly reared it's ugly head afterwards.  You will seem okay one day but the next is when your health goes downhill.  that is what happened to my mom.  Her cancer spread making each of her organs lose their function while undergoing so much pain.  I never knew such torture could possibly be inflicted on a person.  My mom always had extra problems like swelling of her legs, blood in the urine, sores on her back, problem breathing, her skin deteriorating, constantly throwing up more and more everyday, having problems urinating and pooping.  I wished I never had to witness such horror done on a loved one.  I can't believe how much my mom went through before she passed away.  My mom was always so healthy before we found out that she had cancer.  The thought of cancer really scares me.

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by Wilmabc on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi Diane:

Sorry to hear about your husband.  My husband was diagnosed end of 2005 but had a hard time finding a surgeon who would perform the surgery to remove his left kidney because he had a blood clot in the vena cava artery. Fortunally we found a great surgeon at Columbia Pres in Manhattan.  Surgery went great 7 hours. His had spread to the L/R Adrenal Glands, big tumor on top of the left lung. After surgery they put him on Nexevar lasting almost 8 months. He did fine and was able to work. From that time his Cancer spread (two tumors grew back where the kidney was removed but they were not cancerous).  Then it spread to the spine.  While he had a tube inserted in the back to drain the fluid out where the tumors grew they did not have him on Chemo. I found out later he could have been on Sutant (difference of opinions) from doctors but the cancer spread.  Many people are having great results with the Sutant, my husband was not able to tolorate the side effects he became very weak. My husband is 60 never smoked or drank. He is not on any chemo for now just trying to build him up and is on pain medicine.  I don't think a doctor can exactly say how long a persons life will be, they just came out with another treatment for RCC.  Just get thru the surgery. and take one step at a time. Just make sure you have a oncologist that listens, and does not mind phone calls. Good Luck

Bernadette

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by Patsyann on Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband has papillary RCC that had spread to his spine and ribs at the time of diagnosis.  He was on Sutent for 4 cycles but the cancer spread.  He is now taking Nexavar and Avastin but has only been on them for about a month, so it is too soon to tell if they are working.  He has had radiation to his spine, shoulder and ribs and he got some relief from the constant pain.  He also consulted a pain management specialist  who put him on some good pain meds that manage bone pain better than anything he had tried before.  I urge you to do that too.  Your oncologist should be able to refer you to someone.  Good luck  and God's Blessing.

Patsy

 

 

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by OldMike on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:20 PM

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I was diagnosed with cancer in my left kidney and had it removed in Dec. 2009.  Now we find that it has spread to my ribs (renal cell cancer).  My oncologist wants to start me on Zometa once a month and also Sutent.  I have very little pain at the moment(nearly none).  I am going to get a 2nd opinion before I start treatment.  I am so glad to find this forum to read other people's stories.  Anyone else taking Zometa?

Mike

 

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by hopen on Thu Jul 15, 2010 04:46 AM

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Hi Mike,

My mom is taking Sutent and also Zometa.  She has mRCC that has spread to a number of areas and to her bones.  The Zometa helps strengthen the bones so that they don't break from the cancer.  She hasn't had any problems from the Zometa which they give through IV once a month.  The Sutent is a little harder on her but all in all I would say she is tolerating it well.  We will find out in a couple of weeks how well it is working for her.  Best wishes to you Mike.

Hope

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