How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by DannyG on Fri Apr 13, 2012 05:57 AM
Hi happyhugs , I was due to go on gdc and i asked Tom Powels the same question about picking up colds etc He told me that was a different part of the immune system that was effected and that should nt be a problem .
Hope that helps
by Bethan on Sun Apr 22, 2012 05:28 PM
Barry has been on Everolimus for 9 weeks now. In week five he started to suffer from severe fatigue and shortness of breath.It turns out that he was anaemic and so last Friday he had a blood transfusion. This was his 9th week. Today he feels so much better. Apparently 92% of patients on an Everolimus trial suffered with anaemia, so you need to make sure that you have regular blood tests.
by rangermom17 on Wed May 02, 2012 04:16 PM
I have a chance to go on this trial very soon- Anyone heard of any experiences/results with gynecological cancers? I have had previous cycles with chemo and radiation and have one stubborn tumor which keeps returning. I really don't know what to do- either stay with chemo or try the GDC0980. Any recommendations out there??
by happyhugs on Fri Jun 15, 2012 08:58 AM
by Bethan on Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:24 AM
by rangermom17 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:44 PM
I decided to start the GDC0980. I've been on for four weeks now and seeing great results. I can feel the tumor is much smaller and less dense. I have had to go on metformin to control blood sugar and lost about 15 lbs. I am exhausted most of the time, but am off work for the summer, luckily. Anyone elae have results? I have had a bit of trouble with breathing, but the hot humid weather may be exacerbating the condition. I get a new scan in 3 weeks!!
by goodday on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:52 AM
Glad to hear overall good results about everolimus and GDC-0980. I start Everolimus aka afinitor next tuesday. I will post my experience on the Kidney Cancer message board.
by RichardAJ on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:38 AM
I am in the UK under St James Hospital Leeds.
Started GDC yesterday with a blood sugar count of 4.5
Will try to keep you all updated on my ups and downs, diagnosed 7 years ago lost a kidney and this is my 3rd round of treatment
by RichardAJ on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:37 AM
To explain 3rd treatment is first Interferon, second Sutent now this, sugar level today 4.7
by poolside on Wed Jul 11, 2012 03:21 PM
Rangemom - did you have your scan yet? I'm considering beginning the same trial for endometrial recurrence. I would really love to hear your experiences.
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