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    Yervoy Treatment

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      SandiA

      I am on a. Clinical trial and the first part of the trial was a combo of yervoy and nivolumab. The first two infusions went very well. Unfortunately after the third infusion I had colitis and my doctor would not let me continue on the yervoy. So I am now just on nivolumab. I have to say my scans after the combo were wonderful. The spots on my lung were pretty much gone. I am not sure if the yervoy was the cause of the colitis or just the combo of the two but I have heard of others on yervoy and they did not have the colitis. Like Live I am a believer. I wish you all the best! Let us know how it goes.!!

      about 3 years ago
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      Margi

      I did not have the combo, but I had radiation, followed up with Yervoy then entered the Opdivo trial (11/2913). After the 3rd Yervoy infusion, I developed hypophysitis. Side effects have never kept me from going to work full time. Scans this week continue to report a 100% response. As you travel on your journey, may each path bring you happiness and good health.

      about 3 years ago
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      Terri

      I got colitis too after the 3rd infusion. I was a partial responder to Yervoy. Overall, it was the easiest treatment I have been on. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Watch for endocrine problems though. It can mess up your thyroid.

      about 3 years ago
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