Remission - greensmythe

Celebration Associated with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer. Posted on August 6, 2015 View this journey (10 Experiences)

for the past 11 months I have been participating in a clinical trial for an immunotherapy drug for non small cell lung cancer. I have remained stable and in partial remission the whole time. My general health is great and the side effects are minimal compared to chemo -

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  • brianasgranny's Avatar
    brianasgranny

    What trial drug are you on? I also have nsclc and am in a trial using an immunotherapy drug

    about 5 years ago
  • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
    BuckeyeShelby

    Woo hoo! I'm very happy for you that this new treatment is working well for you. Hope the good news continues for you.

    about 5 years ago
  • GranEM's Avatar
    GranEM

    Congratulations and a big Woo Hoo! as well. What is the trial drug? Us NSCLC people are always asking for the details.

    about 5 years ago
  • RubyFaye's Avatar
    RubyFaye

    Absolutely thrilled with your good news..!!!! If there was emoticons, I would be giving you a great big happy face:)))

    about 5 years ago
  • cbr2's Avatar
    cbr2

    Wonderful news! My husband who has NSCLC (adenocarcinoma) has had 2 infusions of Opdiva/Nivolumab with NO side effects at all. CT scan in a few months will tell more but he is feeling great. thanks for sharing and keep us posted.

    about 5 years ago
  • Jefita's Avatar
    Jefita

    How does one get into clinical trials or find out about immunotherapy?

    about 5 years ago
  • brianasgranny's Avatar
    brianasgranny

    Your Dr would hopefully give you the information if you qualify. When I got into a trial they had to exhaust all approved treatments first......with the new law I'm not sure how this would work. If you find out please post it

    about 5 years ago
  • cand2012's Avatar
    cand2012

    Jefita...not meaning to contradict brianasgranny, you'd expect your doctor to give you the info, but we found you really have to advocate for yourself. Do the research, look up options you hear here, ask questions. My father's doctor didn't suggest clinical trials and bungled the one we found that he could have gotten into.

    about 5 years ago
  • brianasgranny's Avatar
    brianasgranny

    In my case I could find all the clinical trials in the world but couldn't get in until all fda approved drugs had been tried......that was in Feb 2015....before the new law was passed that we can try non fda approved drugs....All I have done since being diagnosed in 2012 is research....always want to have an ace in the hole

    about 5 years ago
  • brianasgranny's Avatar
    brianasgranny

    Try emergingmed.com for trials......

    about 5 years ago

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