Experiences with Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy) experiences

    • TyPheKi
    • Experience with Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    over 1 year ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Once radiation was over, an intensive round of chemotherapy began. 3 days a week over 3 weeks with a mix of carboplatin and etoposide

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sottsandra
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Yervoy, Zelboraf, Tafinlar, Mekinist and now PD-1 along with steroids, anti-seizure meds, etc...

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Martha
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Avastin and Temedor while recovering from SRS, hoping to enter Anti-pd1 trial

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Martha
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    DTIC and Yervoy Combined

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • bonbon1019
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Bio-chemo every three weeks...horrendous

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Terri
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It was a horrible experience. I went to Kaiser Riverside in 2010.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • donwragg
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Kaiser Permanante Insurance - HMO west coast (CA, NV, WA, HA) has a 3 cycle biochemotherapy program in Riverside, CA at their River...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Sisser72
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Sylatron....Extremely hard to take each shot.

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • createdone
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chase went through his first round of IL2. He took 10 treatments. It ended up being too many for his body to take and ended up in th...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Treated at National Cancer Institute under Drs. Hughes & Rosenberg. Cytoxin used to shut down my immune system for TIL in 2007. Did...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First chemotherapy treatments (2000) interfuron.....very harsh treatments of daily injections for 30 days.....they called it aggress...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and immunotherapy combined (biochemotherapy)

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Biochemotherapy is extremely hard and completely dilapitated me. I lost all my hair, lost about 40 pounds, and could hardly walk for...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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