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    Golfingnut asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Is Yervoy working?

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      LiveWithCancer

      My first question is ... what does your oncologist say?

      I have heard about "bloom" that sometimes occurs with cancer - it makes it look like there's been a ton of growth and then the next scan shows a lot of tumor death. I can't remember if that happens with immunotherapy, but I think so. Some people were quitting on the treatment too quickly.

      I have lung cancer. My tumors immediately stopped growing when I began immunotherapy (or, within 6 weeks - the first scan after beginning treatment showed no growth).

      I would have a hard time NOT being worried if I saw growth and/or spreading.

      Wishing you the best.

      4 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      Over 32 years and 5 diagnosis i have not been told i needed Yervoy. However. Most new drugs are developed with one type of cancer in mind. So I don't have any help for you here.

      These two have good information for you. All of us on the team here at Whatnext.com wish you the best.

      3 days ago
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      po18guy

      My keyboard was acting up yesterday. I also meant to say that your oncologist should have plan B, C and D at the ready. That's just how the vast majority of cancer treatment is. If you have tried the most likely to succeed drugs to no avail, then a clinical trial makes perfect sense.

      2 days ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Immunotherapy): Just finished 4th round of Yervoy/Opdivo combo infusion. Minimal side effects after round 1. Tired in afternoons, slight rash, itching

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