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    Dentine, you do not say much about the diagnosis, but assume that there was a CT scan to pick this up.  Has he been diagnosed after surgery or what?  If he just had surgery, then he is likely on Votrient--or any other drug--too soon. Go to my educational blog at www.peggyRCC.wordpress.com for a quick review of lectures about the basics of kidney cancer from MD Anderson doctors.  I had a large tumor re...

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      Jordi, You are being followed correctly and carefully with the CT scan, as you want to be very sure that there is no additional cancer.  An xray is just not sensitive enough to catch something very small--which is your goal!  As an example, I had an x ray of my lungs which was perfectly clear, but a CT scan three weeks later showed that there were hundreds of tiny mets all over. That was ten years ago, and...

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        Have you also discussed the possibility of highly directed radiation on the met?  Also, getting the exact measurement of a met by CT scan can be very hard, and the change from 1.3cm to 1.34 cm--which is what you describe is pretty minimal.  This may be time to watch this for a short period.  Certainly the large 13 cm tumor was call for aggressive action, but there are other options right now. I am a t...

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          Though there is no guarantee that Sutent is the best drug to counter your mets, there are many people who continue to work while on it.  It is important that you and your doctor understand the side effects and how to stay ahead of them.  The side effects are often a good sign that Sutent is working, though may cause you some problems because of that.  Many find that two weeks on, one week off of the fu...

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            In any case, these nodules may never grow, and may not ever pose a threat.  You must be vigilant in monitoring them, but it may be that the body has them under control, if indeed they are RCC mets.  It is possible to do some highly directed radiation on small mets like these, but you must be in the hands of an expert.  General doses of radiation in the larger area is NOT what would be effective. www....

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              As per Dr. John Tallalay; "Biochemical, molecular and cell biological techniques are being used to develop strategies for reducing the risk of developing cancer by identifying phytochemical enzyme inducers in edible plants and evaluating their efficacy in cells, animals, and humans."  He does not say that that "green plants have normalized cancer cells".  He says that scientists are using all the science te...

              June 13 at 5:41 PM view post
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                I am healthy after a diagnosis of metastatic kidney cancer, with a large tumor and hundreds of mets in my lungs.  Because I was able to find an FDA-approved treatments which helped stimulate my immune system--not just eating brussel sprouts and oiling myself--I am healthy today.  The cancer you have did not start just because of a lack of vitamins or a perfect diet.  It likely started with some very ti...

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                   6/18/14 from 5-6 pm City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010 Phone: (626) 256-4673  "Breakthroughs in Kidney Cancer Therapy from ASCO 2014” Dr. Pal will provide an update on key abstracts from ASCO 2014, focusing attention on data pertaining to PD-1 inhibitors and other emerging classes of therapy. Presented by:Sumanta K. Pal, MD Assistant...

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                    Dear Mike, I know how desperately you want to help your father, as I remember my own shock when I was diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer with 100s of lung mets.  That was ten years ago, so obviously, I am doing well.  It is beyond important that your father be seen by an oncologist with lots of experience with KIDNEY cancer.  A good general oncologist will likely not have had many patients with kid...

                    June 10 at 6:36 PM view post
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                      I cannot compare the two facilities' treatments without knowing more about the treatment being given now.  However, the City of Hope is known to be excellent and does a number of clinical trials and works to provide the latest therapies, based on the newest research.  It is a relatively small hospital, but devoted entirely to cancer.  The atmosphere is calm and caring, loving in a very competent way.&n...

                      May 29 at 12:02 AM view post
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