Sep 17, 2012 - 8:20 pm
Hello, friends. Today I had my first CT scan since starting on Sutent (2 cycles). (Background - 42yo male, Stage 4/Grade 4 mRCC to lungs, thoracic spine, rt kidney. Radical neph on left kidney/adrenal 5/25/12). Here's the update, and quotes are lifted directly from the scan report. "Significant improvement" of the lung mets, and "many lesions are no longer seen". Nodules in the rt lower and central left lobes are "no longer seen". Remaining nodule is reduced by approx 60%. The mass along the spine shows "significant improvement" with a reduction in size from 1.9x1.9cm to 1x0.7cm. Rt adrenal gland mass decreased from 4.9x2.8cm to 2.3x1.3cm. And my favorite one, regarding my remaining rt kidney: "The right renal masses are no longer seen."
Plan is to continue on Sutent. Next Scan in 10 weeks. Many thanks to the wonderful people on this board, to Gerry Wright (MAARS!). Keep your chin up. Fight the good fight. I want everyone to share in my win here, and keep the positive energy flowing as we all wage our war. We can win!!!
All the best,