• Jimmy Carter

    Asked by CAS1 on Sunday, December 6, 2015

    Jimmy Carter

    With melanoma that had spread to his brain and liver his new scan is Cancer Free. He has been on an immunotherapy and said he feels great..he is 91.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Isn't that something? He got Keytruda ... without first getting harsher chemo ... and apparently it worked!

      almost 4 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar
      StrongSteph

      this is GREAT news!

      almost 4 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Wonderful news!

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Great News...

      almost 4 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      Should be available to eveyone with cancer. Despite type.

      almost 4 years ago
    • malindsey's Avatar
      malindsey

      Congratulations Jimmy Carter! Regardless of why or how he got the meds, what a great break through for brain cancer. Enjoy your life!

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      He did not have Brain cancer but melanoma that had gone to the Brain and Liver..which used to be a death sentence just a few years ago.

      There are many ways people can get access to off label use of cancer drugs..clinical trisls, compassionate use..NCI can offer information on how to get access.Or even call the Pharma companies as well. .they WANT expanded use..

      almost 4 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      I hope it helps advance the treatments for cancer, as he sure wouldn't have been an ideal candidate for any type of treatment, due to his advanced age.

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      The radiation also helped a lot.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I hope that it will now open clinical trials to all older patients.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Yes..he had Radiation and surgery. ..to reduce the cancer burden..then the immunotherapy to kill any loose cells floating around which if course there are because it had spread..
      This is so huge..really..just a few years ago they would have wrote him off as a dead man..The cure for cancer is going to come from layering treatments..it's not going to be a pill and bingo your cured..maybe someday ..but not for a while yet..

      almost 4 years ago

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