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Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
1/21/2014 5:31:43 AM

Reviewer: JDB, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My husband was diagnosed with Renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid featured Stage IV, on 4/22/13, after suffering a spontaneous tib/fib fracture of his right leg. Left kidney and surrounding tissues including left adrenal gland and lymph nodes and a tumor around the vena cava where removed 5/29/13. He was to start treatment with Torisel on July 8th. Sarcomatoid tumor came back in his right shin, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
2/15/2012 9:40:12 AM

Reviewer: toby, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extensive skin lesions and pruritis

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
3/24/2010 12:02:44 AM

Reviewer: rclj1, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
today was my wife's 14th treatment of torisel, and we are scheduled for our second ct/scan while on this drug. The first scan was promising after taking both sutent and nexavar with little positive results. Since she has been on torisel there have been Fatigue after each dose and a blood transfusing because of the effect of torisel reducing blood counts. Thankfully no mouth soars so far

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
3/16/2010 1:13:36 AM

Reviewer: Kandy, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My husband has received weekly 25mg IV Torisel beginning Jan 18, 2010 for his mRCC. The one obvious tumor in his neck has decreased by 1/2 the original size. Main side effects: bitter taste, no appetite, moderate itching and rash (Sinequan given), elevated blood sugar, cholesteral, triglycerides, anemia. Today he was given an injection for the anemia. Does anyone know what it may have been? It wa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
1/18/2010 1:39:22 AM

Reviewer: Mamaflo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My husband (now 58) was diagnoised with advanced renal cell carcinoma in sept 2003. He has had a kidney and adrenal gland removed. He was initially put on Nexavar and was on it for a little more than 2 years (lots of side effects). He has now been on weekly infusions of Torisel for 13 months. During this period he has developed mets in his liver, spine, and ribs. He had some daily radation on the ... Show Full Comment

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