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fightcancer2011
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Joined: Feb 2011

Hi everyone

My dad underwent surgery and one of his kidney was removed due a large tumor attached to it. He is now on a drug called Sutent by Pfizer. This drug is extremely expensive. I came to know that this drug does not work for everyone and there are many people with tamperproof unused packages of Sutent and are willing to donate it to someone in need. I would really appreciate any help in getting this drug either as free samples or donations of the drug from people who have unused ones left.

Thank you for reading this.

capricy
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2013

I am looking for the similar information. My mom was diagnosed with colletion duct carcinoma of kidney and was suggested to take sutent. She is living in China on her poor retirement salary and badly need the help...

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Texas_wedge
Posts: 2807
Joined: Nov 2011

Pfizer may be prepared to help in genuinely desperate cases.  The drug companies take a lot of flak, in the way of criticsm for their high prices, and sometimes welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that they can be generous.

Cpastor
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2014

hello , my brother 48 years old was diagnosticated with RCC stage IV recently , we are desperate because we don't have the financial power to buy this drug . By any chance can you help us  ?

lbridgers30
Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 2012

My father recently passed away due to gallbladder surgery that made his only kidney fail. He tried diyalysis which dI'd not work for him. He was taking Sutent 12.5 mg and I have 5 months worth of pills that I can not just throw waay. These pills are very expensive and I want to help anyone that needs these pills. They don't expire yet and I need to move fast before they do so someone can start using them. They have not been opened at all and are in fact still in the fed ex box that they came in. Please email me at lbridgers30@earthlink.net for more info. and my father had renal cell carcinoma with sarcomotoids, very rare and aggressive cancer that had went to his bones. It was holding for over a year and a half before the gallbladder went out. Let me know ASAP 

 

Cpastor
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2014

I know you posted this message about one year ago , by any chance you still have the medicine ? My brother is in stage 4 and we don't have the money to buy this sutent 

thank you very much 

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Jeff2159
Posts: 105
Joined: Feb 2012

Not sure how i qualified but I received sutent at no cost from Patient Access Network foundation in June 2012

866-316-7263

good luck

Jeff

Cpastor
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2014

Thank you Jeff so much I will call them

Ed Brabant
Posts: 21
Joined: Apr 2013

If you start taking Sutent MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR KNOWS. I can't stress this enough. Some of the potential side effect can be life threathing. If you are not under doctors care taking Sutent it can kill you. These family of drugs can effect your liver. I am on Votrient 800mg for almost 19 months. At least every 2 months I have to get blood taken. They do a variety of tests. So far no problems. I have an appoitment for blood work at MGH tomorrow. Contact Pheizer and Glasko and others to see if they have a program that will help you. make sure you are under doctors care......

 

Ed Brabant
Posts: 21
Joined: Apr 2013

I spoke with my doctor today. They said that Phyzer has programs for people who are having trouble paying for Sutent and drugs like that. If your doctor is unaware of these programs I would suggest changing doctors. Those programs are out there.

Cpastor
Posts: 4
Joined: Aug 2014

Thank you so much Ed ,I will look into that  and ask my doctor

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