Mar 21, 2007 - 3:35 pm
My husband who was a healthy 54 year old underwent nephrectomy for kidney cancer in December. At the same time he had a piece removed from a pulmonary artery that had broken off from the tumor growing up his vena cava and lodged in the pulmonay artery. After being sent home he was again hospitalized for 3 weeks with an obstructed intestine requiring another surgery to correct and a C. difficile infection. All total he lost 40 lbs. He is on Sutent now for some spots in his lungs and another at the site where the kidney was removed.