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Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
11/1/2009 12:49:44 AM

Reviewer: Cameron, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had my left Kidney removed last July (2008) and it was rated stage III/IV. Went on Sutent and could barely handle the side effects. A CT scan in January 09 showed RCC in the lymph nodes. A July CT scan showed the Sutent had stopped working and the spots were growing. Sutent was stopped. I started on Torisel on Sept 11th, 09. After 4 treatments, the rash/acne was so bad, (face, scalp, chest, a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
8/7/2009 11:09:55 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have had 7 t6reatments. First CT taken within days. Have chromophobe kidney cancer, mets to bones. Sutent side effects too difficult. Dropped that dose and eventually stopped working. Switched to Torisel. Bad skin rashes are only significant side effect; rest can be tolerated. God bless all and good luck.

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
6/12/2009 4:40:05 PM

Reviewer: roberjoel, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have now received 37 treatments. I haven't had any bad reactions but the taste change. Everything tastes bad! My cancer is still growing but slowly. I have renal cell carcinoma in 5 spots. I just finished radiation treatment for quality of life issues. Now I can walk again.

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
4/16/2009 2:15:28 PM

Reviewer: Becca53, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My fiance has been on Torisel 25 mg's since Jan. 11 2008, he has stage 4 mrcc, altho kidney removed in Nov. mets to both his lungs..He had 3, 25 mg's and then his borderline scans after his 3rd treatment he had 5-10% shrinkage after 3 doses.. He is due for his next catscan in 2-3 weeks and we'll see how those turn out...He has a a few problems with getting a very bad rash, but with a s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
2/22/2009 1:29:51 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Torisel weekly for 9 months. Side effects: change in taste, mouth sores, weight loss. Have had two CT scans since taking Torisel. Tumors in lungs, adrenal, & remaining kidney have stopped growing.I took Nexavar and Sutent but side effects were too much, even tho the drugs were effective in shrinking tumors.

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