• Has metastasized to lymph nodes in stomach and breast .. have done 5 different drugs with no help .what next?

    Asked by Sindacas on Saturday, January 26, 2019

    Has metastasized to lymph nodes in stomach and breast .. have done 5 different drugs with no help .what next?

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse.Have you tried an immunotherapy like Keytruda?

      5 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I was also going to suggest a clinical trial. When I was essentially out of options back in 2013, I elected to join a clinical trial. I didn't expect it to help me, but I thought I could help those coming after me. It turns out it has kept me alive all of these years since. There are, of course, no guarantees, but clinical trials offer you the very latest and greatest of the research that is going on. Wishing you the best of luck!

      5 months ago
    • macfightsback's Avatar
      macfightsback

      I am sorry you are in this situation. I agree with everyone above. I suggest trying one of the National Cancer Institutes first. From what I understand, you can call them, they will request your medical records which can be faxed and or sent online. They will let you know if you are a candidate for their center. They should also.have some knowledge about clinical trials. Also follow up with Lynne-I-Am' s suggestion regarding @ocrahope.org to look for clinical trials there too. There is complimentary therapy of all kinds such as accupuncture, meditation, oncology massage, yoga, pony therapy and support groups to mention just a few to help improve the quality of your life as you search for answers. There are many Ovarian Cancer survivors who have believed they were out of options who found some help, who are still around to tell their story. I would check with your Oncologist about immunotherapy. I am a nurse (critical care though not oncology). Every cancer is different so immunotherapy agents have to match your type of cancer. The question should be asked. I suspect your oncologist has already either tried immunotherapy already or did not discover a drug that might be appropriate for your kind of cancer. Let us know how you are doing. We are here for you.

      5 months ago

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