Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds
by scasner on Sun Jan 22, 2012 02:02 AM
I am the daughter of a dialysis person who has RCC (Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma), kidney cancer that has been found in the lungs (NOT lung cancer) now. My mom has been put on Sutent (Sunitinib) 50 mg 1X daily for 28 days on/14 days off. She just started her first round so not experiencing any real side effects yet. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has been diagnosised with the same type of cancer and in the same health situation as my mom. Looking for answers & support.
by YvonneLim on Sun Jan 22, 2012 04:27 AM
Hi Scasner, my mom also has RCC. met to lungs. She will start sutent 37.5 mg x 1 daily for 28 days on and 14 days off too. She will start coming wed (25 Jan 2012).
The oncologists said that those on Sutent may experience mouth ulcers..
Stay postitive.. our moms will get well very soon.
by scasner on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:57 AM
Yvonne, thanks...I just want to be there to make all these side effects not e so miserable for my mom. Since she has been on the sutent for 12 days, she has had little side effects, which are an itching palm & some mouth soreness. Her Oncologist did prescribe her some mouthwash and it numbs your mouth of the soreness.
Hope all goes well with your mom & definitely feel like we arent in this alone now. Thanks
Positive & good faith will pull us all through this marathon.
by YvonneLim on Tue Jan 24, 2012 09:50 AM
yes Scasner, we will win this battle...
i saw one post that states that mixing 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicabornate (baking powder) and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt with warm water to rinse mouth twice a day helps relieve the mouth ulcers..
you may want try that too..
by pwalker on Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:26 AM
My mother has also recently been diagnosed again after 20 years. She is starting her 3rd week of sutent and is starting to have bad side affects. My family has had some kind of flu so it's hard to tell what symptoms are from what. She has diarrhea and a fever. Tomorrow I hope to get her to the doctors. She does not weigh a lot and I'm wondering if her dose needs to be cut in half. Right now she's doing the 50mg 1x for 28 days.
by Jeff_G_6 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:27 AM
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