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Sunitinib malate belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) when the medicine imatinib mesylate did not stop the cancer from growing or when the patient cannot take imatinib mesylate. GIST is a group of cancer cells that start g... continue

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Overall, 72% (72 Members) find Sutent helpful

Sutent Reviews

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Workeed for 28 months until Dr said to come off for a period of time. then when told to get a CT scan before going back on... tumours had grown so was therefore to it was no longer working... how can it work when you've been told to stop taking them?????
The treatment just started tonight so no idea if it will work or not.
Tumors shrinking in some areas and not others
Just started this week. Seems okay..
working but have foot pain
Occasional extreme fatigue, but generally not too unpleasant or difficult.
Bad first couple of months but has even ed out to manageable.
Side effects were severe diahrea that nothing could control. Somedays have been 20 or more times to the bathroom. Lack of appetite but Magic Mouthwash has been wonderful for him.
worked for 3 years on low dose
He finds it very painful
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  1. Discussion: Clinical trial with Sutent and chemo
    Thank you Dave. So you didn't do any other chemo at first? It was just the Sutent right? He has a tumor on his (butt) that seems to be getting bigge... [More]
  2. Discussion: Clinical trial with Sutent and chemo
    Dave, Did you have your entire kidney removed? I have read that they can take a portion of it but I am not sure where the tumor is in the kidney but ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Clinical trial with Sutent and chemo
    No special diet. Dr. at the mayo doesn't be it will change anything. I did a couple rounds of sutent before surgery and it kept everything stable but ... [More]
  4. Discussion: Clinical trial with Sutent and chemo
    Not been in any trials but have been on Sutent since march 2012. My wife Julie has been reading about a trial called ARGOS or ADAPT where they make va... [More]
  5. Discussion: Clinical trial with Sutent and chemo
    Has anyone done clinical trials with Sutent and chemo? Laura [More]