• Immunotherapy

    Asked by LiveWithCancer on Monday, September 28, 2015

    Immunotherapy

    http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Cancer_Issues_660/Immunotherapy-Superior-to-Chemotherapy-for-Lung-Cancer.shtml

    This article features my oncologist and the study I am in for Opdivo.

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Excellent News.

      over 5 years ago
    • NNN's Avatar
      NNN

      Interesting, Thanks for sharing the link.

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      For me, it is lifesaving. It has kept me alive for the last 26 months.

      over 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Hello, Donna.

      A gf who shows dogs explained to me what agility actually is ... must be a lot of fun running around with the dogs and playing with the hurdles, bells and whistles.

      Let us hope that your immune system is kick started and that you can rout the cancer and be well.

      over 5 years ago
    • NNN's Avatar
      NNN

      Livewithcancer, and I hope and pray it will keep you alive for at least 26 YEARS

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Agility is loads of fun and great exercise. Even during the worst of chemo, i made every effort to make it to the agility fields with one or both dogs. It is beyond addicting.

      Thanks, NNN!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • Lillyzz's Avatar
      Lillyzz

      I'm glad everything is still going well for you!!

      over 5 years ago
    • TXHills' Avatar
      TXHills

      You seem to be an excellent responder to this therapy. Some recent research indicates that previous exposure to different viruses and germs earlier in life can help shape whether a person's immune system works well with this kind of treatment. Do you know if you were exposed to stuff, or not so much? Did you have the flu previously or other illnesses your body had to fight off? You don't have to reveal stuff if you don't care to. I'm just wondering.....

      over 5 years ago
    • IKandy's Avatar
      IKandy

      My sons father in law was doing the immune therapy. An it has done nothing for him. An yesterday my daughter in law said the cancer had grown. So his doctor is trying to figure out what to do next. An its brain cancer. An they can't operate. They already removed a tumor from the base of his skull. I'm very worried about him an my son an daughter in law..

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      TXHills, I have always been very healthy. The only childhood illnesses I had were scarletina and chicken pox.

      I am the only person remaining in this trial in Dallas. That's been the case for over a year. I don't know if anyone has a single clue why I am responding so well though I have to wonder if attitude and lifestyle (I never quit playing agility or living my life) doesn't play some part. I spoke with some top doctors when in DC and wondered about my response. They agreed that the intangible of attitude and outlook could be playing a part in it. (I am aware that there are research studies that dispute attitude playing a part, but I am still not convinced and neither were those doctors.)

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am sorry, IKandy. Immunotherapy definitely doesn't work for everyone. I wish it did.

      over 5 years ago

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