Sep 04, 2008 - 11:14 am
I'm new to this site and new to kidney cancer. I was diagnosed with RCC (Clear Cell) on June 20th of this year and had a left radical nephrectomy on July 14th. We weren't wasting any time. I had a 10.5 cm growth on my kidney and 8 cm of growth in 14 lymph nodes. Needless to say my cancer is advanced. The good news is that my post operative scans didn't find anything else. I have recovered well from the surgery but I also picked up C-diff in the hospital which wiped my stomach and me out. I have not been able to eat much and have been very weak. The treatment that is being suggested to me is a year's worth of Sutent. I was supposed to start this week but I am still having stomach problems so the start has been delayed. Here is my question: Is there a "better" time of day to take the sutent to minimize side effects. I thought about taking it before going to bed but then I thought it will be in full gear when I wake up. Does anyone have any advice?
Thanks and God bless you all,