• EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    My CT scans show my lung tumors have reduced in size, have not metastacized 30 months after completing keytruda in July 2018.

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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Once on the immunologics I had rash on my extremities, treated with a topical cream. Hair loss was to be expected and I handled it ...

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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    rash on extremities, anemia, chemo brain, diarrhea, fatigue

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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Two years later another bronchoscopy revealed adenocarcinoma of the same lung. The first time it was squamous cell. What do we do ...

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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I had difficulty with the steroids that accompanied my chemo treatments. After adjuvant chemo I lost my hair, which I handled well ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was diagnosed two weeks prior to my planned retirement date. Now I really had to adjust to a new schedule.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • EileenS
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung C...
    9 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    It was more of an "I should have known" since I was a smoker for 27 years and had been off of cigarettes for 27 years. I have also ...

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  1. 9 months ago
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    Full lymph node dissection

    Procedure or Surgery

    the lymph node biopsy went well.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  2. 9 months ago
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    Immunotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have only had 1 treatment so far with minimal side effects. I will update post after each treatment which will be monthly.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kalea
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    At the time of my double mastectomy tissue expanders were inserted in the breast to prepare the breast for reconstruction. I then mo...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kalea
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I initially thought the removal of both breasts would stop the cancer from returning. I feel the pain and down time just wasn't wort...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 9 months ago
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    cartcells for solid tumor

    Clinical Trial

    has anyone had any good or bad experience with this immunotherapy?

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