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Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
9/7/2013 12:37:22 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mom was prescribed Sutent for kidney cancer. Had pre-screening x rays, heart test, and blood work. All checked out great. Started in October. Took until Dec 6 when she developed pneumonia - couldn't kick it. Doc took x-ray, found extremely enlarged heart - caused by Sutent. She had side effects of sores in mouth, loss of taste. Never could kick the sores in mouth, her body was worn o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
12/26/2012 11:31:56 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Lots of unpleasant side effects

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
8/29/2012 1:00:48 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mom used Sutent - 4 weeks into it she got pneumonia,, doc did x ray found out her heart had been damaged from the Sutent much like another poster's wife. She never recovered from pneumonia, she got a bit better but had to be on oxygen the final 4 months of her life due to the heart damage and had persistent coughing which wore her out. I'm thankful it is working for so many, but peo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
12/8/2011 11:46:25 PM

Reviewer: sutent killed my wife, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My wife (49) was diagnosed with kidney cancer in december of 2010, she had a partial nephrectomy for the tumor. About 8 months later i noticed a lump right on her scar line towards her back, she had a ct scan done and it was confirmed as cancer. She was referred to cancer and kidney specialists and was set up to take sutent 50mg. She was on her third week of taking the pills and started to experie ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
8/14/2011 9:20:12 PM

Reviewer: Joan, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Three years ago my father was diagnosed with Stage IV renal cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. Without any treatment, he was given 6 months to live. He was too ill to tolerate surgery so we decided to try Sutent. He was initially given 50mg daily and became deathly ill. The Sutent was then decreased to 25mg which he tolerated fairly well. He has experienced all the side effect (fatigue ... Show Full Comment

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