Aug 05, 2012 - 3:21 pm
I posted our story on a different post, but short version is - my husband was stage 3 RCC and after 2.5 years cancer reoccurred with 3 distant metastasis in the abdomen.He had chest CT Thursday, but his oncologist never called with the results. It seems we have to wait until his visit on 8/15 to find out if there is something in his lungs. I am taking it bad and getting myself overwhelmed with research and trying to find information about treatment options. His oncologist doesn't seem very involved. He didn't even look at his case before he came to the room. Spent the visit reading the results from his CT and biopsy and meter of fact told him " I know it's not much time, but it seems you have 12-24 months" After a shock like that my husband didn't even ask him any other questions about his stage or options.He said he is not good candidate for surgery and just put him on Votrient. He just got the meds, but I am thinking that we should get a second opinion before he goes ahead and starts treatment.I hear many of you are on clinical trials with Votrient and another medication. I looked at the trial, but it seems it's not offered here in California. Does anyone know if it's possible to participate if you are not in same state?