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Immunotherapy Starts Tomorrow

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Tomorrow I get my first infusion of Yervoy & Opdivo.  I am excited to get started and of course nervous about how I will respond.  I am ready to start fighting back against this nasty cancer.  I can't wait for my immune system to kick in and start kicking some cancer *** Smile.  One day at a time and tomorrow is a BIG day.  

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Good luck for tomorrow.......thinking of you.

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You are starting treatment with a great attitude, Mark.  I hope you get a strong and long-term response to this treatment.

Good luck!!


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With your new treatment.  Let'em know whose boss!!! June

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With your new treatment.  Let'em know whose boss!!! June

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Yes! Go and get them .......

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Mark - you've got this...kick some cancer a**!  Best of luck with the treatment...your fighting attitude is infectious.  

Go get 'em, brother!


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Keep the good thoughts and kick some a**!



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Good luck to you Mark. The verse below is written on the wall at the Crossfit Box I go to. I look at it daily and think of the many ways that it applies to many facets of life. Go kick *** my friend.

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


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Knock that cancer to it’s knees and out the door!



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I’m praying everything goes well for you today. I love your attitude 

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Wishing you allllll the best! Keep that great attitude!!!

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Sending  prayers your way

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Many best wishes coming your way!

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Keep fit and healthy, and hopefully the SE"s will be no more than a small nuisance.

Immunotherapy has a good chance of getting this crap out of your body, so go for it.

Best Wishes

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How are you feeling after your first rd? I just had mine on Tuesday I feel good so far

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I'm glad you are feeling well so far. I start my treatment next Thursday. Cabo + Keytruda (immunotherapy). Drug trial. I'm more nervous about the SE for the Cabo. I hope Mark is doing Ok and checks in. 

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I will be praying for you.  I am glad that you are going to be starting treatment and I hope that you have minimal SEs.  

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So far so good.  No SEs ... would love to keep it like that but if they happen I will deal with them.  Are you also on Opdio & Yervoy?  As fas as life expectancy - I was given a year but I'm not going to let that get in the way of my fight against this cancer.  There have been signifcant advances in therapy options for Stage IV RCC in the last year so the data that they base outcomes is out-of-date.  I hope that you continue to feel good and that you avoid any SEs.  Good luck on your fight ... we got this!!

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First one over..

I know you are still in shock but praying you start to get results very soon


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Thinking of you and wishing you all the best!

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Good Morning!  Well my first infusion is done and I'm feeling great.  No SEs yet except a little fatigued but hard to say if that is from the threapy or maybe I am just exhausted after going to 15 appointments at Mayo since 5/29.  I am also on daily Lovenox shots to treat my blood clots - that is fun.  Thank you for all the prayers and support - you all are the best!  My next treatment is July 5th and my hope is to stay out of the hospital until then ... that would be a wonderful break Laughing.  Everyday I pray for strength, peace and healing for everyone suffering from this horrible disease.  I am going to keep fighting on until I beat this thing.

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So glad to hear your treatment was a success. I'm happy to hear no side effects. I with you on the appointments it was exhausting for me there for a while. I had PE's from all this too however I'm currently on xarelto. I hated the shots. Today I was able to attend my 5 y/o daughter's dance recital. I finally felt human again. Today was a win for me. I wish you the best Mark. My oncologist said if my treatment is successful I may can get 18 months to 2 years from it and then when it stops working there are other drugs we can try. I have been told my cancer is an agressive one. However I have never been one to give up without a fight. I pray deeply for all of us and our loved ones who have been struck with this. I wish you the best Mark most of all I pray that eventually there's a cure. 

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I don’t know where you are getting your strength you but you a a tough cookie

i am praying so hard that things pick up soon


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Mark and Dean,

Thank you for sharing your Immunitherapy experience.  It is my husbands next course of treatment down the road.  I would love to continue to hear your feedback so we knwo what to expect.  I'm hopeful for yall and the outcome and will pray for yall. Please keep posting!!

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