My dad :(

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My dad :(


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My dad has stage IV RCC. They just switched his chemo drug to torisel. He's been having a hard time and was just admitted to the hospital telling us he may have a double pneumonia.
Please listen to my story and help with any info you can.
Thank you


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Hi Krystal - I am so sorry to hear about your dads situation. I had a friend of mine who was diagnosed with RCC after having several other Kidney issues. Looking back, he and his family were getting a lot of advice from different physicians (sometimes conflicting) but the one physician that seem to have his arms around the situation was his Oncologist. It sounds like your family is getting a lot of opinions as well and I know it can really be information overload. The only advice I can give you, is pick the physician who is closest to your Dads case. If it is the Oncologist, follow his treatment plan. It wound not hurt to get a second opinion from another Oncologist just to better understand the options you have. If your Dad does have double pneumonia, make sure that his Oncologist is in agreement with the treatment for that, if another physician is treating for the pneumonia. Also, what was behind the switch to Torisel? Did the other meds stop working? Dig into this a bit. Was it an insurance issue with his old meds? I know you and your family are dealing with a difficult time and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted on your Dads progress. As Always - Be Well. Dave

Nov 19, 2013 - 7:59 AM by David D

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