interferon alpha

louisee
louisee Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Kidney Cancer #1
I was wondering if anybody has had interferon alpha for mets in the lung from renal cell cancer. I have been having injections 3 times a week and so far my tumor has shrunk. Has anybody had the same reaction.

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  • urkabsd
    urkabsd Member Posts: 37
    hi,
    my step dad had interferon 4 times a week for 1 year. his cancer had spread to bone, lungs and he was completely clear in 1 year. they had given him 6 weeks to live. he lived another 15 years!
  • madd1210
    madd1210 Member Posts: 1
    I have renal cell cancer stage 3 - 3 yr survivor - I haven't heard much about this drug but it sounds very interesting - I had heard there is no treatment.....I'll ask my oncologist next time I see him
  • cheekymonkey
    cheekymonkey Member Posts: 3
    Hi Louisee, Glad to hear of your positive experience. I am having CT scan today and expect to start treatment on Jan 14th. Offered interferon alpha or clinical trial of either interferon or it and interleukin and chemotherapy. I had cancer in my left kidney with spread to lymph system. Let me know how you go. Helen
  • urkabsd
    urkabsd Member Posts: 37
    if you will go to the kidney cancer website, the information is huge on this. the site is [email protected]
  • cheekymonkey
    cheekymonkey Member Posts: 3
    Hi Louisee, I have been allocated the 3 drug trial,which gives me Interferon alpha injections 3 days a week, plus interleukin in week 1 and 5 and chemeotherapy (5FU) in weeks 5 to 8. I am cheered to know of your response to interferon. I have mests in my lymph and the cavity left by my kidney being removed. Start this Monday 23rd Jan. Scared but hopeful. Lots of love, Helen X