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Renal Cancer: What are you supposed to feel after surgery?

Cancer | Last Active: Dec 5, 2021 | Replies (27)

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My husband had multiple surgeries for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Early on the surgeon at Mayo J'ville said that he felt that a systemic solution (i.e. chemo/immunotherapy was a more viable). Finally they said NO MORE SURGERY; no more chasing ghosts.

He was put on Eribitux (cetuximab) in September 2016. Eribitux took care of the tumors on the surface, however, in May 2017, there were three tumors – liver, diaphragm and neck. He was switched to Keytruda in May 2017. Two PET scans have come back clear of any visible cancer.

Having been at this a while, there is what I call the "Crystal Ball Syndrome" – if we had only known what we know now, we would have acted differently. The same goes for the doctors. You might want to talk to a hemo-oncologist to see what is available for your situation whether you want to go that route on not. You can't have too much knowledge.

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I go back to the doctor after cat scan, I have been trying to find info to read and talked to people. But since I have had the spread of the cancer everyone just talks about their Kidney cancer and nothing about when it spreads. I agree “Custal Ball Syndrome” is a live.

Old Irish, from what I understood from your message is that the cancer found in your lung was metastasized kidney cancer. That means it is not lung cancer but cells from the original kidney cancer that traveled to the lung.

There are new drug therapies used for advanced kidney cancer (immunotherapy and targeted therapies). You can read about them here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352669vvvv

Thank you for your response and i am sorry that it took a few days to get back to you. I have not looked at the link yet but I will.

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