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kidney cancer (kidney removed 15 years ago. Tumours now on remaining kidney, lungs & brain. CT scan shows brain tumour larger & swelling, blood clots on lungs
6.1.12. Dad had CT scan to see if Sutent working on kidney cancer tumours, lung tumours and brain tumour (history: had one kidney removed 15 years ago with no further treatment since then till Sept of this year when started Sutent because kidney cancer returned to site of where kidney taken, on remaining kidney plus two tumours on lungs and one on left side of brain - which caused mild stroke in April 11). About to start 4th cycle of Sutent (37.5 rather than 50mg cos couldn't cope with 50 dosage).
He was referred immediately to specialist after scan and informed that brain tumour not responding to Sutent - it has got larger with additional swelling. Given steroids immediately to help reduce swelling and will discuss with specialist tomorrow after given full results of CT scan as to what happens next e.g. radiotherapy. n.b. can't have MRI because has pacemaker. He also has blood clots on lungs for which he has to have injections to disperse. Not given any information as to what's happening to kidney or lung tumours - will know tomorrow after full results from specialists.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS/EXPERIENCE OF SUCH THINGS ? ANY PARTICULAR QUESTIONS FOR SPECIALIST ? ?
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRAIN TUMOUR WHEN IT'S A SECONDARY/MET (PRIMARY IS KIDNEY CANCER)?
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