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    bigjan asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Has anyone heard of immunotherapy for Thyroid cancer, if the current treatment doesn't work?

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      cards7up

      LiveWithCancer is correct in that it's not been used in thyroid cancer. Unfortunately immunotherapy can also attack other organs, so you have to be closely monitored.
      Take care, Judy
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      10 days ago
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      Whitey61

      I'm on Immunotherapy for stage 3 Prostate cancer, showing remarkable results PD-1/PDL1 checkpoint inhibitor's Keytruda..Cell pathology must express specific cell surface antigen to be effective treatment.

      8 days ago
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      Whitey61

      And yes, must be closely monitored while on it for thyroid issues, and other side effects, it can also attack healthy organs

      8 days ago
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    bigjan asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Here I go again. Flu shot, do I or don't I?

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    Wall_thyroid_hummer

    This says "take this dove", I'm pretty sure that's a hummingbird, still, I like the sentiment.

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      LiveWithCancer

      Haha, I think you're right, bigjan, but I also love the sentiment!!

      4 months ago
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      Phoenix76

      I agree with the sentiment too, whether a dove or otherwise - a hummingbird symbolizes progress, endurance, and helps people focus on the positive.

      4 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      Maybe that's a Hummingdove.

      4 months ago
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    Molly72 wrote on bigjan's wall

    Hi,
    I've had 3 "real cancers": melanoma, angiosarcoma, & a Gastrointestinal Stromal tumor.

    And numerous "only".. pretend cancers, sort of cancers, or nice cancers:
    Skin...at least 6 of those, one was burnt off half my nose! The rest left nasty scars
    1 thyroid removal... no problem except I am freezing cold for most of the year
    1 pre-cancer of my parotid gland.. cut the nerves on my jaw & face leaving permanent damage
    1 pre-cancer of uterus, no biggie except for my biggie floppy tummy muscles

    So I guess only "Good cancers" are just a bit of a problem, please feel free to tell your family all about the lasting effects of such!