Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) Support Group

Renal cell carcinoma, also known by a gurnistical tumor, is the most common form of kidney cancer arising from the renal tubule. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Initial therapy is with surgery. It is notoriously resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, although some cases respond to immunotherapy.

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I HATE THIS FREAKING DISEASE!!

I just learned that a very good friend of mine who was diagnosed with RCC a year after I was, is now suffering a recurrance. She went from doing well, to only having days to live. I had moved away in February, and lost touch. I find out today that Hospice is with her, and she now has only a few short days left. HOW can this happen SO FAST?
She didn't want people worrying about her, or talking about her. Other than her two daughters, she carried this burden alone. I feel horrible, just horrible for all of them.
I HATE YOU CANCER! I HATE YOUR GUTS!

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GlorS
GlorS

I HATE THIS FREAKIN' DISEASE TOO!
I have always characterized it as a monster who invades your home, your life, your body and despite best efforts may sometimes emerge the victor. My fervent wish is to see this monster vanquished in my lifetime, so it turns tail and hobbles off to never never land where it may never devour another fine person.
glors
msgrace
msgrace

So sorry about your friend. I lost a lifelong friend to cancer two days ago....so understand all your feelings. I HATE CANCER TOO!!! How I pray for a cure.

Hugs, Ingrid
txkiki53
txkiki53

On the list of "HATES" Cancer is at the top! It has taken so many people Iove or has touched the lives of so many people I love, including mine... Prayers for a cure! Hugs & Prayers to all, Annette
wanda61
wanda61

I am so sorry about your friend. Cancer just takes and takes! I pray for a cure for my husband and all who suffer. Yes it is a monster that just comsumes our lives and takes our every waking moment. Lord help us all!
Wanda
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am sorry for your loss. I hate this disease and when I hear these scenarios I pray this are not the norm as I want a long life with my 21 year old. He is having is kidney out next week and we got good news this week, Sutent is shrinking his soft tissue mets on his kidney and liver, and we have no new evidence of disease anywhere. So we are at bay for now. Being young he endures Sutent very well.
Bev821
Bev821

My friend passed this morning at 12 am. I simply can't believe it. I only heard she had a recurrance a couple of days ago. She hadn't even told her daughter until last week. She tried to shoulder and beat this on her own. Everyone around her said that she looked fine until about a month ago, when she began wasting away quickly. In ONE month?? I just can't believe it.
wanda61
wanda61

I am so sorry about your friend. How can you be doing ok one day and gone the next? Cancer just has a mind of its own! God helps us ALL.

Prayers, Wanda
txkiki53
txkiki53

soo very sorry for the loss of your friend... my heart aches for you as I just found out yesterday a dear friend of mine has ovarian cancer and it has spread... I HATE CANCER...........
many prayers
deleted_user
deleted_user

My dear Bev,

i am so sorry about this happening to your friend, it obvious, this horible cancer was silently spreading thru out her body without any symtoms till a month ago.. mRCC is known as one of the silent killer cancer and it's so sad to say it won't give one sign that the cancer has occurred until it's thru out the body and nothing can be done.. I wish i had a better answer for you other than what i have just said, the dam disease is a killer and i HATE IT ALSO !! When Tim was d/x he didn't have one symtom, i took him to the ER for a whole other situation, if he didn't go when he did he wouldn't be here today, the cancer was growing a cm a month at that point without one symtom.. By the time a symton showed up it would of been thru out his body and this is the sadness of this and all other cancers who are silent killers..

I am so sorry about your dear friend, it must have been so hard carry this burden alone for whatever reason she wanted to use.. All i can say hon is CANCER IS A KILLER
once it is that advanced, there isn't anything that can be done..

I am so sorry Bev, this is not a way to go, my prayers are with her family, and my prayers are with you.. I guess living with this disease for over 4 years, i realize i can handle anything, for all Tim has gone thru, but with the statistis being 10% of five year survival is the scariest year i will face.. No one knows where else Tim's cancer is today and with no symtoms this makes it harder & sadder

I love you Bev, and i hate this cancer as much as you do, it's a day at a time, everyday, with lots of hope & faith..
Love,
Becca
Angelpuss
Angelpuss

Bev, I am so sorry about your friend. I HATE CANCER, too. It has taken so many of my family and friends. My thoughts are with you and your friend's family. I just wish scientists can find a cure for all cancers soon.
Hugs
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so sorry for your loss. I too feel the same way. Cancer is awful & ruthless. Its just terrible.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I am so sorry for your loss and I can tell you that your friend probably kept it to herself because she was tryin to spare others from the saddness. I cut ties with most of my pre cancer knowledge friends for that reason I just did not want to bring doom and gloom to their lives.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I don't think I've ever hated anything more in my life!
I saw your post and immediately felt comfort knowing I'm not alone in this emotion.
My mother was diagnosed Feb 29, 2012 with RCC, softball sized tumor in left kidney and multiple lung nodules. Further imaging showed a mass in her right adrenal gland and now this week a large shadowy "mass" in her left femur. Since the initial diagnoses she had her left kidney and left adrenal gland removed. She recovered well from the surgery but now is in horrible pain from the bone mets and can barely stand or walk, even with a walker.
She has been perfectly, completely healthy and now is so disgustingly debilitated it makes me sick. WHY does this have to be so horrible!?!
She is in horrible spirits and we are trying to find hope, but it keeps getting slimmer and slimmer by the day. Please help me figure out how to deal with this and help her through it and survive. I am not ready to lose my mother in only 6 weeks time.
Any comments or suggestions will be immensly appreciated, we are so new to this.... and kind of angry about it!
I even HATE the word CANCER. If I never hear it again, I will still HATE it. I HATE YOU RCC - YOU CAN'T HAVE HER YET!
Bev821
Bev821

Bless your precious heart, Sweetie. I am SO VERY sorry for what your dear mother, and all of you are going through. This is such a horrific ride. Please know that there are many of us here, who are battling, or have battled, or continue to do battle with this terrible monster.
I don't get on here a lot these days, but I'm really glad I did tonight, to see your post. Please try and hang in there, cherish every moment you are given with your mom, and know that there are MANY wonderful, and knowledgable people on this board, who give SO selflessly. They are always here to offer words of love and encouragement. Know that I am praying for you and you mom. I pray that we will see a cure for this disease, and ALL CANCER in our lifetime. Big HUGS to you!
deleted_user
deleted_user

I hate it too! Living a normal life and suddenly BAM...RCC? No thanks! My heart goes out to you, to all of us who have to deal with this!!