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Provenge and acute renal failure9

cullenf
cullenf
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Provenge and acute renal failure. My kidney function dropped by half after first Provenge infusion. Anybody else on Provenge having acute renal failure?

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Whimpy-p

What’s Dr say?

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Whimpy-p

To cullenf, You in the hospital ? Are you OK?

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cullenf
cullenf
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No. I'm not yet in the hospital. Getting my GFR tested again today to see if second Provenge infusion has caused my GFR to drop even further. If so, my GP and my MD ANDERSON oncologist will tell me what to do next. Don't know if I should get my 3rd and final Provenge infusion.

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to cullenf

Good luck.

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to cullenf

Don’t say yet.We can all say that. I wasn’t predicting just wasn’t sure. Its good to be out ! All of our decisions weigh heavy. You will do the right thing. Time for R&R.. after words.

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Whimpy-p

I haven’t done provenge. Where your kidnies already weakened or damaged ,diabetes ?...

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cullenf
cullenf
in reply to Whimpy-p

Possibly weakened by dehydration.

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to cullenf

Dehydration can lead to death.

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Whimpy-p

I’m not the expert but I haven’t heard of that before .. late night in us manynwill answer in morn .. God bless! Hope you get better tonight.

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cullenf
cullenf
in reply to Whimpy-p

Thanks.

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cullenf
cullenf
in reply to cullenf

Latest GFR came back normal. All is well. Thanks everybody!

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to cullenf

Great! A mistake hopefully..scary .. I’m happy for you TAKE IT EASY..

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Darryl
DarrylAdministrator

Please keep us updated.

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cullenf
cullenf
in reply to Darryl

Hey everybody! Thanks for your concern. Turns out my latest kidney function reading taken yesterday came back normal. Don't know why previous reading was so low. Maybe an error. Anyway my third and last infusion is this Friday and I'm now going ahead with it. Then I get the chest cath out on Monday. Hoo-ray!

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Nalakrats

Homeopathically to raise the GFR----we use 100% Aloe. Drinking 8 ounces a day. In a 30 day period i raised mine from 59->86. My GP was not amazed---as he is an Integrative Doctor---and knew all about using Aloe. I am not prescribing---just reporting.

Nalakrats

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to Nalakrats

Amazing ...

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Tall_Allen

Perhaps an autoimmune reaction?

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Dominicj123

cullinf: so sorry to hear about this reaction with your kidneys. My Dad is 90 years old and urologist is recommending immunotherapy with Provenge. I am concerned about side effects and dad already has a benign cyst on one of his kidneys. Although urologist tells us that Dad has castrate resistant Prostate Cancer and rising PSA at 20 now, his CT and Bone scans are negative/NED; we are waiting for PET scan to then make decision about Provenge and infusions. Did your doctor explain why your kidney function drop? Dad's daughter

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Blair77
Blair77
in reply to Dominicj123

Why not use Apalutamide if he is non metastatic?

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cullenf
cullenf
in reply to Dominicj123

Latest kidney function came back normal. All is well.

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to cullenf

Normal , much better than Abbey Normal. Good news...

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Whimpy-p

Boy those scans being negative is very positive . Good luck moving forward..

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softwaremom00

If you decide to try Aloe.. this is supposed to be the best and freshest Aloe you can buy... aloe1.com - it is pricey. I buy it for my husband who has cancer but I get the cheap stuff for the rest of us.

Tons of hugs and prayers! I hope you feel better soon.

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Mathes72

Had provenge this past fall,drank half gallon of water,every day,an still do,this was advised by my chemo nurse

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to Mathes72

That so important to all of us .. cool clear water....#1 health tip...

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Mathes72
Mathes72
in reply to Whimpy-p

The onc. nurse has 30 years exp. She has seen it all, hang in there

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to Mathes72

The do, know it all ..nurses can save your life.

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Mathes72
Mathes72
in reply to Whimpy-p

This cancer is a full time job,keep working

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Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p
in reply to Mathes72

No rest for the wicked!!

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cullenf

GFR came back normal. Maybe previous reading was some kind of error. Anyway, all seems ok now. Thanks everybody!

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