I will be starting Sutent in late August 3 weeks or so. I will be started on recommended dose 50 if side effects too severe then put you on half the dose. The drug is toxic. I have no cancer right now. No Mets. I may choose surveillance. I work full time in a hospital. This is very distressing for me. Cancer doesn’t run in my family. I feel very isolated in terms of this major decision I have to make. I have some support but it is still a very difficult choose to make risking cancer versus taking toxic drugs which will effect quality of life. I am a woman I may lose my hair. My pigmentation may change. Then there is the nausea,diarrhea, extreme fatigue, neuropathy, hypertension etc I may have. I am very depressed.