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    Blackmama asked a questionLung Cancer

    Optdivo

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      Dianem

      I have stage 4 metastatic lung cancer diagnosed in 1/13. After 6 months of unsuccessful chemo I was started on keytruda , another immunotherapy drug. It worked successfully to shrink my tumors until 6/15, when the tumors in my lungs started to grow. Subsequently, I had surgery to remove 2/3 of my right lung. As of now, I'm on opdivo as a preventative, if you will. So far so good. Minimal side effects and last scans were good. Ask those questions. Keep strong and God bless

      about 2 years ago
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      Blackmama

      Hi again all, Thanks so much for those who have given me some answers to my questions. I plan on talking to my doctor about this new drug in hopes that I will have good results as you guys and gals have had. Hugs to all and I hope that everyone reading this has a wonderful holiday season. It is, of course, upon us AGAIN! And I am grateful and have much to be thankful for. Blackmama

      about 2 years ago
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      MichaelC

      I'm a caregiver, but my wife is getting Opdivo™, and I saw how sick she'd been with Chemo, but how much better she is with Opdivo. She has COPD, and now, of all things, has developed bronchitis (unrelated to the Opdivo I'm sure.) One thing I can say is that a good attitude is very helpful to the Opdivo. You have to allow it to work.

      about 2 years ago
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    What to put

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      Blackmama

      Thanks Cas1 and Ejourneys for your comments. I'll do it!

      over 2 years ago
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      cam32505

      I had 2 different primary cancers, uterine (stage IIIC) and thyroid (stage II).

      over 2 years ago
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      CAS1

      Unfortunately LC has a reputation of being very common to have two different types of primary LC. And very very common to have an LC come back as a different type of LC.

      over 2 years ago
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    Blackmama asked a questionLung Cancer

    Dazed and Confused

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      barryboomer

      Make sure you Don't over do the Scans as THEY can cause more cancers.

      over 2 years ago
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      meyati

      They cause secondary cancers- That's another reason I'm saying you need to collect your scans and the reports and look them over for an anomaly- disagreement. You pay your oncologists- make them earn their money- see if there are any disparities. There can be mistakes at any great hospital- not all reading radiologists are equal. Not all imaging techs are equal.

      over 2 years ago
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      BoiseB

      I must ask you a personal question. Have you been up front with your home medical team? If so you should know how they feel. They should feel flattered to work with such a prestigious medical establishment. Look at all they could learn from them. And what great net-working!! Those are points you could point out to them. That being said there are oncologists who just aren't team players even within their own medical system. You need to sooth their egos constantly but It can be done. If you can get a face to face heart to heart talk with your doc in OK . Explain what a wonderful opportunity this is to rub elbows with medical royalty. maybe even teach THEM something. Oooh cancer has made me so manipulative :) However manipulative is how you have to be if you are to survive.

      over 2 years ago
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