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Patient Stories

Sunitinib side effects haven’t sidelined avid runner

Sunitinib side effects haven’t sidelined avid runner

Standing in the middle of the road facing an impending stampede, Axel Reissnecker paused to contemplate his next move. The native German had never encountered a herd of 200 cattle in the middle of tall Kansas prairie grass before. He was halfway through his 100-mile-long distance race – one of many he’s completed in his life — when the cattle started running toward him. As they neared, the spooked cattle suddenly split left and right, avoiding the runner.

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RCC patient advocates provide community and more

RCC patient advocates provide community and more

It feels bleak, like no one else can understand what you’re going through – even though you’re surrounded by a sea of people in the waiting room.

“Once you hear the word cancer, you can’t forget it,” said Tony Towler, diagnosed with stage IV renal cell carcinoma in 2011.

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