I am new here. My husband was diagnosed with stage IIIA clear cell RCC in 2010.He had nephrectomy on his right kidney and there were no mets in the lymph nodes. This month the CT scan found 3 distant metastasis- in his abdomen, near his liver and in the removed kidney cavity. We are still waiting on results of his chest CT to see if there is anything in the lungs. His oncologist recommended as first line treatment Votrient. Before he starts on the Votrient I am researching this clinical trial here in California with custom developed vaccine IMA901 from patient own cancer cells for patients taking Sunitinib.Does anyone knows more about the vaccines and which is better Votrient or Sunitinib?
It has been very hard to hear the news that cancer is back, when we had 2.5 years of hope he is caner free.The oncologist was so mater of fact telling him he has 12 to 24 months. I am trying to stay positive and believe he is going to beat it against all odds. My mom beat stage IV breast cancer few years ago and she was 66. She was always positive and upbeat during her treatment, so I truly believe there is hope for my husband too.He is only 40 and in good health!I would appreciate all advise and prayers!