I am carrying for my mom who was diagnosed with stage IV in April 2010.
She underwent right kidney removal together with part of her intestines. First she was on Sutent, then the CT scan showed that the cancer spread to her lungs, liver and muscles in her back. We decided to do IL2. Not only the IL2 did not help, the cancer spread to mom's back bones and now she has cord decompression. The doctor who conducted the IL2 told me that this is the END, and that I should stop trying to do anything because its not curable and that all the targeted therapies will just postpone the end. I am totally devastated!!!!! Anyway, I am looking for some more treatments options. In the meantime, mom is doing radiation on her back and going around in some special back belt plus many many painkillers because the pain in her back is very strong!!!!! One oncologist told me that once she is done with radiation she will be on Afinitor and if it does not help than some medical trial. I scheduled mom another appointment to see if any other oncologist has anything else to offer.
I feel hopeless and very depress. Can anyone share their own experience.....