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larman
Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2012

RCC STAGE 4, Sorry I have not posted for awhile, I and my wife have been enjoying every day together,I just finished my second round of sutant and pet scan showed hot spots on my #2 rib and my two spots in my rt upper loab of my lung have grown 3.5more mm's to 10 mm's each,it has also for some strange reason moved into the limbfnoads of my neck, larry p.s my onc- is going to do another round of sutant. my furhman grade is4

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NanoSecond
Posts: 527
Joined: Oct 2012

If you are dealing with the possibility of bone mets on your rib then you definitely should be taking Xgeva or Zometa immediately.

Xgeva would be my first choice.  It works faster; it is given by shot once a month; it does not stress the kidney; and has been recently shown to be more effective than Zometa for long term results.  Still, Zometa is a fine choice too - but you will then have to monitor your kidney function.

When on either one of these drugs you will need to take a calcium supplement as well. it is very important to watch your calcium level. But do not use calcium carbonate supplements.  This is the most popular version (and cheapest) available - but the body can't easily absorb this version.  So look for calcium citrate capsules, preferably with some added magnesium.

But please discuss all of this with your doctor.

larman
Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2012

Thank you for the info, I transfered all my records to mosonic/fairview/u of mn mayo, my first appt is monday. larman

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