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Sutent for renal cell carcinoma: What are the side effects?

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I am very nervous because of the side effects but I will take it anyway. I have no cancer now the kidney was removed. My doctor told me of the 5 most common side effects. I guess I have to weigh the benefit with the risk. My doc who is an oncologist also said I could just be watched. But I don’t want cancer to show up somewhere else. I had always been healthy so all this is new to me.

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Being scared is a pretty natural emotion under these circumstances. I know. I walked into the ER five years ago at age 69 after never being admitted to a hospital in my life. I came out six weeks later with a cancer diagnosis and kidney failure. In addition to having a wonderful family, two things helped me get over it. First, I was in a large regional hospital. The doctors were nice, but they were not the best in the country. I went to the top cancer center in the country for a second opinion. That probably saved my life. Second, while I depended on my care team I read and studied all that I could about my disease so that I understood the facts about my condition. I learned that all doctors are not created equal and convinced myself that I was getting the best treatment available (because I knew about my disease and had a real expert on my team). I became my own advocate and it worked.

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