Has anyone used this new chemo-therapy pill named SUTENT?
If so what unusal side effects have you either encountered from it or know of some one having? I would really like to know.
Asked by Jazmine Priddy 6 months ago.
I am so sorry. Chemo pills are the same as IV chemo. Much more convienient for you. To get IV chemo, you would need an IV that is threaded into your chest that eventually ends up in the vessels in the heart. You would have the same side effects with the IV chemo. It is a lose-lose situation. You can ask for a second opinion.Good luck to you. Answered by Willy Decelle 6 months ago.
Anyone taking Sutent? Can you afford it?
I've been reading about people on Sutent for 3, 4, 10 cycles. My wife's mother just started treatment in Mexico and she has no insurance, so it's costing us around $2000 a week! ($8000 a cycle.) Do American insurance companies cover this? Does anyone know how it works in Mexico? (Pfizer has a patient...
Asked by Paige Patnode 6 months ago.
I've been reading about people on Sutent for 3, 4, 10 cycles. My wife's mother just started treatment in Mexico and she has no insurance, so it's costing us around $2000 a week! ($8000 a cycle.) Do American insurance companies cover this? Does anyone know how it works in Mexico? (Pfizer has a patient assistance plan that we are looking into now.) Answered by Eddy Tupacyupanqui 6 months ago.
Sutent 50mg is used in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumor, pancreatic cancer (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors) and advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is an approved FDA drug used for treat cancer. Answered by Odessa Dore 6 months ago.
Sutent or Nexavar? (for renal cancer patients)?
Asked by Robbyn Murdaugh 6 months ago.
Sutent (sunitinib) and Nexavar (Sorafenib) are both approved for renal cell (kidney) cancer. They both have similar mechanisms of action inhibiting PDGF and VEGF. If you are asking on which is more effective, I think that would depend on which kinases are targeted and whether the cancer has genes which (over)expresses those kinases. I do not believe either drug is a cure because they function against a cancer support mechanism (angiogenesis) and do not target the actual growth/division proteins. However, they may achieve survival time and progession free survival improvements. Answered by Jacquelynn Gravat 6 months ago.
What are the side effects of Sutent? (the prescription drug)?
This is a prescription drug for Kidney Cancer
Asked by Charlott Dokuchitz 6 months ago.
The data described below reflect exposure to SUTENT in 577 patients who participated in a placebo-controlled trial (n=202) for the treatment of GIST or an active-controlled trial (n=375) for the treatment of MRCC. In these two studies, 225 patients were exposed to SUTENT for at least 6 months and 16 were exposed for greater than one year. The population was 23 - 87 years of age and 69% male and 31% female. The race distribution was 92% White, 3% Asian, 2% Black and 3% not reported. The patients received a starting oral dose of 50 mg daily on Schedule 4/2 in repeated cycles. The most common adverse reactions ( ≥ 20%) in patients with GIST or MRCC are fatigue, asthenia, diarrhea, nausea, mucositis/stomatitis, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, constipation, hypertension, rash, hand-foot syndrome, skin discoloration, altered taste, anorexia, and bleeding. The potentially serious adverse reactions of left ventricular dysfunction, QT interval prolongation, hemorrhage, hypertension, and adrenal function are discussed in WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS. Other adverse reactions occurring in GIST and MRCC studies are described below. Answered by Milagros Ziegelbauer 6 months ago.
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Renal Cell Carcinoma-Drug Sutent?
Can anyone give me there experiences with the drug sutent? My grandfather (65) has RCC. First discovered a mass on his kidney which was removed. 1 year later we found two tumors in his brain, one being in the brainstem which is inoperable. At this time he was given radiation which did not shrink the tumors. ...
Asked by Reynalda Neubecker 6 months ago.
Can anyone give me there experiences with the drug sutent? My grandfather (65) has RCC. First discovered a mass on his kidney which was removed. 1 year later we found two tumors in his brain, one being in the brainstem which is inoperable. At this time he was given radiation which did not shrink the tumors. They then began the sutent, which is supposed to have great success in killing the cancer cells...because chemo in not effective. And most recently we found several small tumors developing on his spine. I would like to hear your stories regarding this medication...whether it was effective or ineffective for you or a loved one. Thanks! And if you have time, please say a prayer for my Pap! Answered by Ruthann Demaire 6 months ago.
I send a prayer for your pop and can understand exactly what you are going thru. My Mum was diagnosed with RCC last may. When discovered she had a 5 cm tumor on her right kidney. At first thought they where going to remove the kidney that was before they discovered it had spread to her liver and lung. She had 3 2 cm tumors in her liver and numerous 'spots' on her lungs. To cut a long story short they took weeks trying to locate the primary cancer, Mum was re scanned 6 weeks later and the news was devastating. The tumor on the kidney was now bigger than the kidney itself, one of the 3 cm tumors in the liver had grown to over 12cm, and the spots on the lungs had double and multiplied. As you can she Mums cancer was VERY aggressive. I was told both by the oncologist and by the urologist that once kidney cancer spreads it is almost certain that is inoperable, incurable and terminal. Regular chemo doesn't respond at all to RCC. The oncology team decided to put mum on the trial drug sutent. ( i live in Melbourne) In Mums case it was the WORST thing we could have done but we where clutching for hope the a miracle would occur. It made mum sicker than the cancer itself. She was bed ridden, lost control of her bowels and bladder. And eventually she couldn't walk. But they might have been a combination of the cancer progressing and the sutent. Mum was on it 2 weeks and it did nothing to stop the fast attacking cancer. It was too late by this stage Mum was in her final stages. Mum pasted away Sept 7 after only a 4 month battle aged 60. Once again this is MY story and i know that people have had success, which i hope this happens in your case. If you have any further questions contact me thru email. xx Answered by Caron Niffenegger 6 months ago.
Unfortunately, no one can tell you whether a therapy, chemo or otherwise, will work for any one patient. You can only get a guess-timate from the statistics that we have. Based on what we know about sunitinib (Sutent), it has demonstrated benefit in producing tumor regression in some (about 25-30%), and stabilizing the disease in others (another 40-50%). So, yes, for some people it can be effective, but for others, not very much. The only way you can tell is to give it a try. Unfortunately, the effect is not indefinite, and trials are ongoing with other cancer drugs similar to sunitinib. Certainly before this drug came along, there are very few options for kidney cancer patients. God bless. Answered by Dixie Tredwell 6 months ago.
If someone can help me with drug sutent for my father he has kidney cancer?
if someone has left sutent from his parents ,relatives help me to safe my father please here where I live is impossible to take that medicine please help
Asked by Arlene Challacombe 6 months ago.
If the drug sutent is not available in your country, try to find a drug that would be in the same drug category, perhaps there is something much the same but under a different name. For someone to ship the product to you, it would likely be confiscated at the boarder if illegal where you are. You can write to Pfizer which is the company that makes the drug and possibly get some direction from them. Answered by Milton Hearron 6 months ago.
After a little research (and I mean little), Sutent sounds like a powerful medication obtained by prescription only and can be used for advanced renal cancer. It carries a specific warning NOT to give it to a person for whom it is not prescribed since that could be harmful. Answered by Tyler Schleig 6 months ago.
I couldn't just sit around and do nothing like my doctors suggested. They didn't want me to do anything or to take herbs or herbal remedies, but I had to try something - they just wanted me to do dialysis! This program allowed me to take control of my health. I went from Stage 4 to Stage 3 kidney disease. It was easy to do and my BUN, creatinine and anemia are all in better ranges. Reversing Your Kidney Disease? Answered by Lucie Mcgartland 6 months ago.
I’m not exactly sure what you are trying to say, but if the drug Sutent is not allowed where you live perhaps the doctor can prescribe something else. It is illegal for anyone in the US to give prescription drugs to someone they are not prescribed for. Answered by Perry Erbst 6 months ago.
Is anyone taking or know of someone taking the cancer drug Sutent?
My mom is suspose to start taking the cancer drug Sutent and I was wondering if anyone know of any body using this as a form of cancer treatment for renal cell carcinoma. If so how have your/their experience on this medication been? Any Advice?
Asked by Colette Buonassisi 6 months ago.
my friend got brain cancer and he used that. he ended up dieing because of some reaction...... Answered by Gabrielle Frum 6 months ago.
How long will survive a 47 year old male with kidney cancer in stage 4 - now is in chemioterapie with SUTENT ?
Asked by Mindy Fenti 6 months ago.
My Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in May this year. once it was discovered it has spread to the liver and lung it was an very aggressive cancer. It took 2 months to find the primary source by this time the tumors had growth over 75% Has the patients kidney cancer spread????? My Mum was EXTREMELY ill and they decided to do a course of sutent. Because Mums cancer was so aggressive and growing so fast it was pointless. The drug made her sicker than the cancer itself. She lost bowel and bladder control, slept all day, vomitted, couldnt walk etc. My Mum would ahve been better off just enjoying what time she had left. She died three weeks after starting sutent. (sept 7) Mum was only sick for 4 months. Contact me if you need more information i have lots!! Answered by Destiny Edman 6 months ago.
My mom and pa the two have degree 4 lung maximum cancers. They the two went by way of chemo. He has complete his therapy and is doing o.k. fairly much 6 months after the diagnosis. My mom is dying in hospice as I write this. the biggest distinction? He provide up smoking 10 years formerly he grew to become into clinically determined. She grew to become into nonetheless smoking after being clinically determined with degree 4 lung maximum cancers, each and every of ways as much as the day she have been given put in the scientific institution with pneumonia - which grew to become into the catalyst her wellness crash. i can't say for optimistic that she would have lived lots longer yet i can't help yet be conscious the ameliorations there. Answered by Adelaide Lanehart 6 months ago.
RENAL CELL CANCER QUESTION Has anybody seen a case where the drug "sutent" affected the patient?
to loose leg mobility? Please give me details, thanks.
Asked by Esta Gerweck 6 months ago.
This is my experience..........My Mum was diagnosed in may this year with RCC. when discovered it had already spread to her liver and lung. It was EXTREMELY aggressive she past away Sept 7 after only a 4 month battle. it took 3 biopsies and numerous tests before the doctors diagnosed her. When the kidney tumor was first found it was 5 cm, the liver had 3 tumors all around 3 cms. and the lung had 'numerous' spots. The first biopsy came back benign (which it wasn't!!!) The doctors had no idea what they where doing to cut a long story short.... Treatment wasn't given until after 2 months from diagnoses...... By which stage the kidney tumor had grown bigger than the kidney itself, one of the liver tumors had grown OVER 12cm. and the 'spots' on the lungs had doubled and multipied.. They then tried her on sutent. It was a COMPLETE waste of time in my Mums case. It was all a little to late by this stage. The sutent made her sicker than the cancer itself (if that was possible!!!) she was only on it for two weeks then we decided it wasnt worth it, she pasted away 3 weeks after that. in answer to your question, Mum had no strength in her legs at that point anyway. she could barely walk to the toilet and needed to be lifted of because her legs where jelly. I believe this was due to the progession in Mums disease and that the end was nearing. i do know that dexamethazone cause legs to give way.. Are they on that? i have lots of info please contact me if you need more.. x Answered by Lynetta Wildenthaler 6 months ago.
I dont believe sutent would cause this problem.My wife has stage IV renal cell carcinoma,and is on sutent.She has some leg pain and weakness,but she had this before the sutent. Answered by Danny Trudillo 6 months ago.
While Sutent has many side effects I haven't heard of this happening. It may be due to something else connected with the RCC itself. It really needs full oncology assessment. Answered by Chase Ledy 6 months ago.
No. This is not considered a side effect associated with sutent. Answered by Octavio Entsminger 6 months ago.
I have renal cell cancer. The doctror has started treating me with SUTENT Iam trying to find someone .?
Who could advise me of side effects.Any info sure wold be appreicatd.
Asked by Elizabeth Bloemer 6 months ago.
My wife was on sutent,and I can't remember all the possible side affects but,the two side effects she had were lots of gas and sores on her feet. Answered by Ludie Orejel 6 months ago.
I dont have self assurance sutent could reason this situation.My spouse has diploma IV renal cellular carcinoma,and is on sutent.She has some leg soreness and weak spot,yet she had this in the previous the sutent. Answered by Caryn Spanfellner 6 months ago.
If you have sore feet, you could find help on www.after-cancer.com/hairs,hands,feet Lots of goodies there to help with this and other side effect problems. Good luck Verite R Answered by Sunday Bjerke 6 months ago.