Apr 22, 2014 - 7:21 am
Looked at the pictures and they look just the same as the ones taken the day I was admitted for first IL-2 round on 2/24. I have about four lung mets at around 1 to 1.5 cm. I am pleased with no progression since the the 2/24 pictures showed a lot of growth since 1/6. Doc says this is pretty typical and that we would do another scan in six weeks and then discuss whether to go for round 2 of IL-2. He also talked about IL-2 taking along time to work and said that later scans would be more meaningful. He said the first post IL-2 scan is probably done earlier than needed because patients would go nuts waiting longer. When I mentioned PD1 and other drugs he mentioned that Merck was expanding access to their PD1 drug which apparently has just changed names. From Robin at Smart Patients "The Merck anti-PDL1 drug MK-3475 is now known as pembrolizumab instead of lambrolizumab."