left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

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left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

by HeatherLM on Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:00 AM

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Wanting to know if anyone has info on kidney cancer and spread to distant lymph nodes.

RE: left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

by john_de_mello on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:00 AM

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i had my right kidney removed in 2000 with cancer about 6mm  latey i did a pet scan and it show a lymph node in the middle of my chest is cancer and 2 vertabrea L5 and L3 have cancer ina mri it shows black vertabre for thouse 2 instead of brown,   and a touch of cancer on my right hip bone

 

john

RE: left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

by Tcasa222 on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:00 AM

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My husband had a neph in 97, it spread to spine L4,L5,S7 in 2005, about 3months ago it spread to: 3 lymph ( 2in chest, 1clavical), adjacent adrenal gland, rib, and a mass in an empth space in abdomen. 

RE: left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

by Fivewould on Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:00 AM

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I was diagnosed with Stage 3B RCC in October of 2005. I had a large tumor on my right kidney that included a "thrombis" which extended well into my Vena Cava (up to my diaphram). My metastesis included a small tumor on my left adrenal gland and several lymph nodes. In 2.5 years, I've tried Nexavar (3 months), Sutent(15 months), and most recently Chemotherapy (Xeloda, Gemzar, & Avastin).  I've had many CT scans along the way. 

  The lymph nodes identified in my CT Scan analyses included various combinations of the following nodes:

Retroperitoneal Lymph Nodes

Left Hilar Lymph Node

Right Hilar Lymph Node

Aortopulmonary Lymph Node

Pretracheal lymph nodes

Left lower paratracheal Lymph Nodes

Subcarinal node

Left para-aortic lymph node

Right periaortic lymph node

Anterior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior left periaortic lymph node

retrocaval lymph node

Right Pericaval  lymph node

I think a few of these are considered "distant".  These nodes are not always reported on by the radiologists, so I can't be sure which ones currently show evidence of disease, but they are not all currently active.  I find the inconsistency of the radiologist to be appalling.

So far I've been lucky that no other tumors have been detected, as the lymph node inflamations have not been damaging to my knowledge.  Hope that helps.... 

D. J.

 

RE: left kidney tumor with spread to nodes

by HeatherLM on Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 12/30/2007 Fivewould wrote:

I was diagnosed with Stage 3B RCC in October of 2005. I had a large tumor on my right kidney that included a "thrombis" which extended well into my Vena Cava (up to my diaphram). My metastesis included a small tumor on my left adrenal gland and several lymph nodes. In 2.5 years, I've tried Nexavar (3 months), Sutent(15 months), and most recently Chemotherapy (Xeloda, Gemzar, & Avastin).  I've had many CT scans along the way. 

  The lymph nodes identified in my CT Scan analyses included various combinations of the following nodes:

Retroperitoneal Lymph Nodes

Left Hilar Lymph Node

Right Hilar Lymph Node

Aortopulmonary Lymph Node

Pretracheal lymph nodes

Left lower paratracheal Lymph Nodes

Subcarinal node

Left para-aortic lymph node

Right periaortic lymph node

Anterior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior left periaortic lymph node

retrocaval lymph node

Right Pericaval  lymph node

I think a few of these are considered "distant".  These nodes are not always reported on by the radiologists, so I can't be sure which ones currently show evidence of disease, but they are not all currently active.  I find the inconsistency of the radiologist to be appalling.

So far I've been lucky that no other tumors have been detected, as the lymph node inflamations have not been damaging to my knowledge.  Hope that helps.... 

D. J.

 


My Dad has been on nexavar for 10 months. Lymph node in lower neck shrunk by half but for the nodes in chest, abdomen, and 9cm tumor on his left kidney have no change.  We are blessed that it has been stable yet frustirated with not having more options.  Nexavar has given him every side effect to the extreme and he has lost all appetite.  Since February 2007 his weight went from 160 to 130.  He has given up in getting a 2nd opinion and was intrested in knowing if anyone had any advise to give.  Even if there's nothing more anyone one can do about his treatment I still believe there's got to be more that can be done about his overall well being.

H.C.

RE: Renal Cell Carcinoma matestasis to lung, Paraaotic LN...

by Peiling on Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 1/10/2008 HLCMN wrote:

 

On 12/30/2007 Fivewould wrote:

I was diagnosed with Stage 3B RCC in October of 2005. I had a large tumor on my right kidney that included a "thrombis" which extended well into my Vena Cava (up to my diaphram). My metastesis included a small tumor on my left adrenal gland and several lymph nodes. In 2.5 years, I've tried Nexavar (3 months), Sutent(15 months), and most recently Chemotherapy (Xeloda, Gemzar, & Avastin).  I've had many CT scans along the way. 

  The lymph nodes identified in my CT Scan analyses included various combinations of the following nodes:

Retroperitoneal Lymph Nodes

Left Hilar Lymph Node

Right Hilar Lymph Node

Aortopulmonary Lymph Node

Pretracheal lymph nodes

Left lower paratracheal Lymph Nodes

Subcarinal node

Left para-aortic lymph node

Right periaortic lymph node

Anterior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior right periaortic lymph node

Inferior left periaortic lymph node

retrocaval lymph node

Right Pericaval  lymph node

I think a few of these are considered "distant".  These nodes are not always reported on by the radiologists, so I can't be sure which ones currently show evidence of disease, but they are not all currently active.  I find the inconsistency of the radiologist to be appalling.

So far I've been lucky that no other tumors have been detected, as the lymph node inflamations have not been damaging to my knowledge.  Hope that helps.... 

D. J.

 


My Dad has been on nexavar for 10 months. Lymph node in lower neck shrunk by half but for the nodes in chest, abdomen, and 9cm tumor on his left kidney have no change.  We are blessed that it has been stable yet frustirated with not having more options.  Nexavar has given him every side effect to the extreme and he has lost all appetite.  Since February 2007 his weight went from 160 to 130.  He has given up in getting a 2nd opinion and was intrested in knowing if anyone had any advise to give.  Even if there's nothing more anyone one can do about his treatment I still believe there's got to be more that can be done about his overall well being.

H.C.


 

My father was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (advanced level) with Metastasis to lung, Paraaotic Lymph nodes and Left shoulder on the 7.1.2008. He has completed 10 times Radiotherapy for his left shoulder tumour which sized at 9cm, and now are under medication named SUTENT. Unfortunately, according to the doctor there is no other option except taking SUTENT. He has been taking it for 28 days and significant side effect is seen eg: weak, lost of appetite, extremely tired, lost weight, itchy on the legs area... May I know if its normal? I read some friends here quoting they are having the same treatment like my father by taking SUTENT or NEXAVAR. May i know if this is already the best option and treatment? Approximately how long is the course for SUTENT ( 3 months or even up to 15months?? ). Is there any other treament that my father can do to reduce the side effect of the medication and would make him feel better...?

Thank you very much!

 

 

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