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    Anyone using tecentriq for immunotherapy?

    Asked by vic on Sunday, November 18, 2018

    Anyone using tecentriq for immunotherapy?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Have close friend recently diagnosed with NSCLC, put on Tecentriq for 2 infusions over 6 weeks then having lung surgery Dec 13, hoping he responds to make surgery more successful.

      6 months ago
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      KathyMarie

      I was enrolled in clinical trial using Tecentriq for 2 infusions then had surgery. The pathology report came back that lymph nodes that had tested positive were negative and the cancerous part of the tumor had shrunk. So it worked very well for me.

      6 months ago
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      Whitey61

      KathyLee, are you NSCLC?

      6 months ago
    • KathyMarie's Avatar
      KathyMarie

      Yes, Stage 3A adenocarcinoma. I am part of a clinical trial using the drug first then surgery. The drs said the immunotherapy got rid of the cancer in the lymph nodes even before surgery.

      6 months ago
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      vic

      Thank you for your responses. My husband was diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer in August of 2018. His doctor was thrilled that Tecentriq was finally okayed for small cell just a few months ago. So he is receiving treatments with Carboplatin, Etoposide, and Tecentriq as the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Will update after next scan.

      6 months ago
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      Whitey61

      Thank you KathyMarie, my friend is exactly your situation.. Tecentriq for 2 infusions over 6 weeks, scans and lung surgery in mid December, also considered a clinical trial,hope he as well has favorable results.

      6 months ago
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      vic

      I told you I would update after scan. No cancer was seen on PET scan last week, after using tecentriq every three weeks, following chemo and then radiation in December. However...he has severe esophagus and stomach issues where he can't eat much food. He's had many scopes and now waiting for those results. His oncologist doesn't know what is causing these problems but possible causes may be 1) paraneoplastic syndrome, 2) tecentriq, or 3)after effect of radiation. Does anyone else have any issues like these? Thanks for any info.

      about 1 month ago

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