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by Marineguy21 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:23 PM
by Aoife on Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:47 PM
I do not know about kidney cancer but I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer when I was 32 (stage 2 or 3) and I am a 5 year survivor now and have a 1 year old and 2 year old. I found it tough finding people under 40 who were survivors.
by jeanabenna on Fri Jun 08, 2012 06:20 PM
Hi Derek, don't give up, it sould like she could be a candidate for IL-2. I was dx 1/2008. Had kidney removed, mets to lungs & brain...did the IL-2 in 2009 and finished in Feb 2010. IL-2 doesn't pass the bain barrier : ( If you would like more information, please let me know..I was told that IL-2 works on bone mets as well?
Feel very Blessed
by Denny1971 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 06:41 PM
Hang in there and keep the faith. I was diagnosed with stage 3 RCC in March 2009 and had my left kidney, tissue, and lymph nodes removed. Will pray for your wife, you, and your family.
by MamaB on Tue Jun 12, 2012 05:43 AM
I am so sorry your wife is going through these bad times. Cancer has no respect for age, gender or nationality! Welcome to the Forum, you will find some really nice people here who offer some good advise; we are all in this together!
Read the post on the Kidney forum:
I found these posts very inspirational!
I hope you and your wife will keep a positive outlook on life, stay strong and have hope and faith for brighter days ahead.
Prayers and blessings,
by lllbbb on Sat Jun 16, 2012 02:53 AM
What does the oncologist say about surgery having the kidney and adrenal gland remove? How bad are the lungs, how many spots and where are they?
Make sure she keeps getting her heart tested before and after sutent. There are pills to help correct the heart if it gets damaged by the chemo.
My dad passed away from Kidney Cancer on April 18th, of this year. He had it for 18 months. He had the agressive kind in his lungs. Regular chemo worked on his for awhile but the drugs never stopped the lungs. You really need to know what type of kidney cancer it is. I say get that Kidney out and adrenal gland. Radiate the spine, and then treat the lungs with the chemo. The lungs are sooooo important but if they are responding to the chemo that's a good sign. If they are only in one spot they can be removed too.
Do you go to a good hospital? Do you see a kidney cancer specialist or just an oncologist?
by hopeful123 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 06:32 PM
Hi Derek - I, too, have been diagnosed as stage 4 kid. cancer which had metastisized to my pancreas. Feb. 2/12 I had a "whipple procedure" and my left cancerous kidney removed. I am coping with extreme tiredness, diet problems but thankfully have not had to have chemo or radiation. But here is the kicker - my oncologist has said quite difinitevely that the cancer will come back after my surgeons had said they were giving me a cure. You are very fortunate you have a good oncologist - I let my oncologist "get into my head" and am just waiting for it to strike again. I absolutely detest him for giving me no hope.
I am very sorry about your wife as she is so young. It must be horrible for both of you. My biggest advice is to "keep hoping", and try to believe the diagnosis but not the prognosis as doctors don't know everything.
I am due for a gastroscopy next week as they have discovered polyps in my stomach and I thought I was done with hospitals & drs. for awhile but not my luck. (Anyone who has had a whipple procedure & polyps please respond to hopeful123)
I have a few very good friends who are there for me (I am alone) but not so with some of my family which is hurtful.
I will pray for your wife and I would much appreciate it if you would pray that my oncologist is wrong.
by Marineguy21 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 06:53 PM
by Marineguy21 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 07:07 PM
by jjcksullivan on Thu Jun 28, 2012 06:55 PM
My husband is a survivor, stage 4 8cm tumor on left kidney with local metz, 2 years have passed. He has no kidney, adrenal gland, distal pancrease and umpteen lymph nodes.....please look into Interluekin 2 (IL2). Oncologists forget about it and it is not given the way it used to be given.(much gentler now, not as scary as the info states) Cancer cells shrink. It can only be given to healthy people, no lung/cardiac issues. We had to travel for treatment, the closest hospital that administered it was 1.25 hours away. Please look into it...it is why my husband is still here today. By the way he was 39 at time of diagnosis. I am a RN and did alot of research.
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