• 4th stage kidney cancer

    Asked by Viking on Saturday, June 8, 2019

    4th stage kidney cancer

    My husband diagnosed with 4th stage kidney cancer to bones and both lungs...anyone on Opdivo having success? He starts chemo next week. Back pain so bad he can’t sit upright.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Hi Viking,

      I was on Opdivo for 6 years, but for lung cancer. It kept my tumors at bay with few side effects.

      I have some friends at the hospital where I go for treatment who get Opdivo for their kidney cancer. They have been surviving for well over a year since starting the Opdivo. I'm not sure if it will impact the back pain or not. Is the cancer in his bones - is that what is causing the pain?

      I pray it will work as well for him as it did for me.

      5 months ago
    • 2943's Avatar

      Has your oncologist told you how they want to treat back?

      5 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I was on opdivo for stage 4 melanoma and had good results. Stopped treatment almost three years ago and staying stable.

      5 months ago
    • Viking's Avatar

      They want to start opdivo and Yervoy tomorrow. Yes, it has spread to bones and both lungs and we were just diagnosed last week. They spent a month testing and and investigating and he is worse than a month ago with the back pain. He can’t sit up now. I don’t know why this took so long to get started. I have spent 8 years and counting at this excellent hospital clinic with my own cancer and they have been perfect for me.
      I don’t like that every time we go there they keep asking him where his pain is and they aren’t communicating with each other about his issues.

      4 months ago

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