My husband was diagnosed with stage IV renal cell carcinoma four months ago. We have two children and this has been a traumatic time. As I am sure many people on this forum can understand, we are facing losing husband (and best friend), father, and our home.
Since his diagnosis he has had brain surgery to remove a tumor in his head, stereotactic radiosurgery on two additional brain tumors, radical kidney nephrectomy which removed a 4 pound tumor, and attempted IL-2 which was cancelled after the first round because his liver and kidney almost failed.
In addition to still having disease at the kidney site, he has two tumors in glands in the lungs and one on his sternum bone which is causing him much pain. We are meeting with a doctor tomorrow to see if stereotactic radiosurgery or stereo frequency ablation can be conducted on any of his current tumors. After that, he is going to be put on votrient.
Can anyone tell me if they have had stereotactic radiosurgery or stereo frequency ablation on a bone or gland tumor? Also, I would appreciate hearing anyones stories on votrient. We pray that we will be able to live a somewhat normal life on this drug, at least for a while. My husband is a contractor and unfortunately his work is very physical. I am not sure if there is any hope for him going back to work at some point, but we are fighting to keep our children in their home.
All the best to everyone,