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    Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
    5/2/2016 12:08:31 PM

    Reviewer: Valde21, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    60 yr old Male, 170 lbs. Radical nephrectomy (left kidney) done Dec 2015. 2 nodules in right lung. Started Sutent 3 and half months ago. 50 mgs. 2 weeks one week off. One nodule has shrunk to half its original size. Side effects include nausea, fatigue, itching of the skin and blisters in hands and in nostrils, blisters in mouth, diarrea, feeling cold even on a hot day, severe stomach acid, gas, ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
    11/25/2015 3:39:16 PM

    Reviewer: BJ Sell, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    4 1/2 years on Sutent at various dosages. Left kidney removed as well as right adrenal gland. 9 Nodules in lungs when started; all gone. Some side effects but still working. Still have cancer, and will until gone, but this drug has helped keep me here this long.

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
    8/21/2015 12:50:16 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I recently lost my brother who was only 40yrs old diagnosed with RCC. After one million different tests that they did for almost one month on him doctors come up with an idea to start him on Sutent50mg saying it works on 70%of people. It's all big lie. People please don't believe it doesn't work at all. Instead it makes your life more misearable. Side effects of this medication actuall ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
    4/10/2015 11:01:03 AM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Right kidney removed 7/2011. PET scan 12/2011, showed 4 small tumors. Started sutent 2/2012, 50mg-2 cycles, 37.5mg-2 cycles, 25mg- 2 cycles, 12.5mg-currently every 4/2 cycles. PET shows no RCC cells. YEA. Side effects tolerable, no major problems.

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Kidney Cells
    3/7/2015 12:27:09 AM

    Reviewer: Bill, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    One year after radical nephrectomy was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Have been on Sutent for about 18 months now, 37.5/day, two weeks on, one week off... Side effects are unpleasant but manageable and fairly predictable. On Sutent tumors have either disappeared or have shrunk steadily to very small sizes. This drug has been a life-saver for me.

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