View Full Version : 41 y/o male, stage 4 RCC

01-25-2017, 08:51 PM
Newbie here. Still just trying to make it. My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 RCC, clear cell, after being rushed to ER with lower back pain on 10/6/16. 10/12/16 complete open radical nephrectomy of a 8cm with removal of adrenal glads, and some fatty tissues. Cancer present in renal vein, fat surrounding the kidney, adrenal gland with cancer inflammation found up to aorta. Started on Votrient 800mg on thanksgiving and within days the body aches, joint pain, nausea and flu-like symptoms hit hard with no relief. Mayo DR LOWERED TO 600mg, no relief. New DR with new year (and new insurance) took him off a week, then back on but only 400mg. Joint pain better, nausea mostly gone, but the body aches and flu-like symptoms are just as bad. Anyone have any suggestions?

01-26-2017, 02:21 PM
Hello Jakeandjen and sorry to have to welcome you here given your husbands diagnosis.

Have moved your thread here to the Kidney Cancer forum as that is where you may find information specific to his cancer type.

While I have no knowledge about his type of cancer, please do check back often for responses from other who may have the knowledge you are seeking.