Nov 23, 2011 - 11:40 pm
I am 51 years old was diagnosed with right kidney cancer in April 2011 after being seriously injuand red in a motrocycle accident. My husband was injured as well and really thought I had hit my head hard when I told him the wreck was a blessing in disguise. The tumor was found during an abdominal CT to look for other injuries. I had surgery 4 days after the wreck after I was stabalized from from 8 fractured ribs, punctured lung, and liver lacerations. From reading everyone's posts, I was lucky that I did not have time to really think about the surgery to remove my kidney and think about the cancer. The tumor was over 10cm and it had metastatsized to my lungs and possibly liver. I believe it was the more common form of cancer (RCC) and I started Votrient daily by mouth in June (had to wait for wounds to heal). I have had one Chest CT scan that still shows very small nodules but unfortunately they forgot to tell the radiologist I had a scan from another hospital so that it could be compared. I am seeing an oncologist that I really trust but he is not a specialist in kidney cancer although he assures me he consults regularly with a specialist. I am scheduled to have repeat scans (brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis)next week. Has anyone had experience with Votrient? My chest x rays that have been done have not shown significant changes.