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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

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Renal Cell Carcinoma (K...
69
72%
Lung Cancer
1
0%
Trigeminal Neuralgia
1
100%
Overall, 72% (72 Members) find Sutent helpful
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Sutent Reviews

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No side effects yet.
Finished round 2 and MRI shows decrease size of kidney tumor but increased metastatic lung tumor.
side effects: blisters, cramps, diarrhea, and feeling like he has to urintat all of the time.
Too Soon To Tell
no side effects (yet)
Had surgery for stage 3 Kidney cancer and need to start treatment. It has been 3 months since surgery
Get in a Phase III group that studying Sutent against Pazopanib.
Was put on Sutent after released from hospital and at same time as radiation treatment. I did not handle the side effects at the 50mg dosage or at the 37.5 dosage - taste and appetite loss, constant stomach ache, nausea, vomitting.
Tired,but still able to work everyday.
slowed the cancer growth but My father had the worst rashes and thrush as side effects. took 1pill/day for 3-4 months
My husband went thru 4 weeks of sutent and his progretion went from a few spots on ribs and in lymph nodes to his entire pelvis, hips, more lymph nodes and a few spots on lungs, diaphram and ended up dying 8 weeks after starting sutent
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Discussions

  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]