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  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    sblairc said:

    We're not all going to Mexico? Well CRAP.

    Was hoping when I saw this subject you were going to suggest we all say "F THIS" stupid disease and head to Mexico. 
    Cabozaninitunb is sounding promising. Then maybe some fun in the sun. . . 

    That really sucks about the

    That really sucks about the Nivo but hopefully the Cabo will do it. And perhaps for you the side effects won't be bad for you. That also varies so much between people. I can imagine how disappointing the news were but I guess Nivo wasn't the right drug for you. Hugs xo 

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482
    foxhd said:

    Well here's the thing.

    After my 3 months on nivo I've had nothing but new growth in my lungs and my spine. Only a couple belly nodes remained the same. Absolutely stunned. I completely expected excellent results from the nivo. Instead it worked like starter fertilizer. My upper extremity strength and sensation is diminishing again. We discussed multiple options available. And it was up to me as to the next step. So I'll get more radiation and begin cabozantinib. My tumors just aren't growing in places that we can do much about. Surgery is out of the question. So despite a reputation for severe SE's, cabo is my choice. Maybe this time I'll get lucky again.

    Nivo

    Is there any chance that the growths are pseudo progression? From the folks on Smart Patients, I have read that Nivo can do this sometiimes.

    Sarah

  • PonyWave
    PonyWave Member Posts: 33
    I'm new to this board and

    I'm new to this board and can't add much except for my best and most sincere wishes to you. It sounds like you're proactive and well informed. All the best!

    pony 

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 993 Member
    PonyWave said:

    I'm new to this board and

    I'm new to this board and can't add much except for my best and most sincere wishes to you. It sounds like you're proactive and well informed. All the best!

    pony 

    You are not going to give up,

    You are not going to give up, we know it! Cabo will work for you!

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    sblairc said:

    We're not all going to Mexico? Well CRAP.

    Was hoping when I saw this subject you were going to suggest we all say "F THIS" stupid disease and head to Mexico. 
    Cabozaninitunb is sounding promising. Then maybe some fun in the sun. . . 

    Cabo - Sarah

    Sarah, you made me laugh out loud at your Mexico statement. I agree!! Cabo for Foxy and then Mexico for everyone!! I am in!

  • hardo718
    hardo718 Member Posts: 853
    Allochka said:

    You are not going to give up,

    You are not going to give up, we know it! Cabo will work for you!

    I was thinking Mexico too!!

    Maybe a combination of Cabo & Cabo will do the trick? If that's an option...lets go!!

    Whatever it takes to restore Fox's health. In the meantime, sending good thoughts & wishes & of course, prayers.

    Donna~

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482
    Jojo61 said:

    Cabo - Sarah

    Sarah, you made me laugh out loud at your Mexico statement. I agree!! Cabo for Foxy and then Mexico for everyone!! I am in!

    Not me

    Jojo: it wasn't me who connected Cabo to Mexico; that would be sblairc who made the comment. I agree with you about this disease and the many paths the cancer follows, all seemingly different for every patient.

    i think the promise lies with immunotherapy and although Nivo is an immune drug, there are others just around the corner if only patients can hang in lo enough.

    my husband is currently playing wacka-mo with sporadic mets; had a small one on the spine which got zapped and a tiny one on the opposite adrenal gland which will also get zapped. After a CT scan and MRI, they cannot make an absolute finding that it is even cancer.

    our strategy is to avoid drugs as long as possible with the hope that a good one will come up; uscf has an immunotherapy center which is showing promise in early testing.

    hope you are well, JoJo

    Sarah

     

  • mrou50
    mrou50 Member Posts: 389
    Hang in there Fox

    Sorry you did not get the news you were hoping for.  So far I have been disappointed with NIVO but I have another scan in three weeks and the ONC and phase IV study nurse said sometimes you have to cycle through a couple of times (each cycle being 8 weeks worth) befor it catches, hang in there sir.

     


    Mark

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    mrou50 said:

    Hang in there Fox

    Sorry you did not get the news you were hoping for.  So far I have been disappointed with NIVO but I have another scan in three weeks and the ONC and phase IV study nurse said sometimes you have to cycle through a couple of times (each cycle being 8 weeks worth) befor it catches, hang in there sir.

     


    Mark

    What is

    cabo and mexico? I'm no world traveler. Or is it some kind of female drink?

  • sblairc
    sblairc Member Posts: 585
    Cabo St. Lucas, Mexico

    Think "Spring Break" shenanigans. . . 

  • Ree_Maryland
    Ree_Maryland Member Posts: 161
    Fox

    I am deeply sorry for your troubles. I do not write much on here, because I never know what to say, except hope all goes well and i am thinking of you.

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Srashedb said:

    Not me

    Jojo: it wasn't me who connected Cabo to Mexico; that would be sblairc who made the comment. I agree with you about this disease and the many paths the cancer follows, all seemingly different for every patient.

    i think the promise lies with immunotherapy and although Nivo is an immune drug, there are others just around the corner if only patients can hang in lo enough.

    my husband is currently playing wacka-mo with sporadic mets; had a small one on the spine which got zapped and a tiny one on the opposite adrenal gland which will also get zapped. After a CT scan and MRI, they cannot make an absolute finding that it is even cancer.

    our strategy is to avoid drugs as long as possible with the hope that a good one will come up; uscf has an immunotherapy center which is showing promise in early testing.

    hope you are well, JoJo

    Sarah

     

    Sarah

    Sorry for mixing you up....I believe I have mixed you two up before. Foot in Mouth

    I have been well - retiring in a few months!! - and husband is still not smoking Laughing and my health has been as good as can be expected. I noticed that you are not posting as much, and hope that it is because you are enjoying Hawaii (or any other lovely place) as much as possible. Missing your posts, though!

    Hugs

    Jojo

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482
    Jojo61 said:

    Sarah

    Sorry for mixing you up....I believe I have mixed you two up before. Foot in Mouth

    I have been well - retiring in a few months!! - and husband is still not smoking Laughing and my health has been as good as can be expected. I noticed that you are not posting as much, and hope that it is because you are enjoying Hawaii (or any other lovely place) as much as possible. Missing your posts, though!

    Hugs

    Jojo

    Not in Hawaii yet

    I have been reading posts but working a lot; I haven't posted much. We are planning a trip in July to Hawaii. Last time, our youngest son and fam joined us for 3 days and it was wonderful to have our granddaughters (3 and 2) enjoy the places their dad had once enjoyed.

    my husband had 5 radiaton treatments to a spot on the spine in March and is scheduled to see a radiation oncologist for a 1.3 cm spot on the Left adrenal gland. A CT and an MRI could not definitely say it is a met but it doesn't look benign and apparently it is not uncommon sinxe  adrenal is highly vascular.

    wgen do you 

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Srashedb said:

    Not in Hawaii yet

    I have been reading posts but working a lot; I haven't posted much. We are planning a trip in July to Hawaii. Last time, our youngest son and fam joined us for 3 days and it was wonderful to have our granddaughters (3 and 2) enjoy the places their dad had once enjoyed.

    my husband had 5 radiaton treatments to a spot on the spine in March and is scheduled to see a radiation oncologist for a 1.3 cm spot on the Left adrenal gland. A CT and an MRI could not definitely say it is a met but it doesn't look benign and apparently it is not uncommon sinxe  adrenal is highly vascular.

    wgen do you 

    Sarah

    Well it is very good to hear that you have been to Hawaii with your family and plan to go again in July. Sounds absolutely perfect!

    Sorry to hear that some mets have popped up for your husband. It does sound manageable at the moment, though - and no medications so far...impressive. But I know it can't be easy for this to keep showing up. I have recently had 2 little scares and biopsies and they were fine....and I know what I went through emotionally for those....so I can imagine what a scare these things are when they show up positive. But I know your husband is in good hands - yours!

    Don't work too hard!!

    Hugs

    Jojo

     

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member

    Fox

    I am deeply sorry for your troubles. I do not write much on here, because I never know what to say, except hope all goes well and i am thinking of you.

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you healing thoughts, KINDNESS and HOPE

    for whatever is best for YOU!

    I just love you more... and more...and more... and more... and more...

    Jan

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    Jan4you said:

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you healing thoughts, KINDNESS and HOPE

    for whatever is best for YOU!

    I just love you more... and more...and more... and more... and more...

    Jan

    Thank you

    sweetheart.

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237
    Jan4you said:

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you

    Aww Foxy baby, sending you healing thoughts, KINDNESS and HOPE

    for whatever is best for YOU!

    I just love you more... and more...and more... and more... and more...

    Jan

    Errm?

    Do you two need a room?

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Errm?

    Do you two need a room?

    UPDATE!!

    Doc called this afternoon. Tumor board discussed my case again. Bottom line is that any and all options are available and up to me. I am arranging radiation at 8 am. Then I am going to stay on nivo for 6 weeks more. Then scan. I have support that the tumor flare is inflammatory and not growth. So,I may still be ok. If no improvement then I'll change course. The bottom line is that I am reaching maturity for a stage 4 kidney cancer patient who stabilizes for a while but then has progression. I have managed to get to 5 years and another 5 just is not likely. So I gamble a little differently now. My chips are on the table.

  • hardo718
    hardo718 Member Posts: 853
    foxhd said:

    UPDATE!!

    Doc called this afternoon. Tumor board discussed my case again. Bottom line is that any and all options are available and up to me. I am arranging radiation at 8 am. Then I am going to stay on nivo for 6 weeks more. Then scan. I have support that the tumor flare is inflammatory and not growth. So,I may still be ok. If no improvement then I'll change course. The bottom line is that I am reaching maturity for a stage 4 kidney cancer patient who stabilizes for a while but then has progression. I have managed to get to 5 years and another 5 just is not likely. So I gamble a little differently now. My chips are on the table.

    Excuse my ignorance please

    But would anti-inflammatories be of any help?  Not necessarily a medication, but diet?  Again, I apologize for my ignorance on this topic, just a thought.

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers,

    Donna~

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    hardo718 said:

    Excuse my ignorance please

    But would anti-inflammatories be of any help?  Not necessarily a medication, but diet?  Again, I apologize for my ignorance on this topic, just a thought.

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers,

    Donna~

    Donna

    I am currently on steroids for inflammation and it has relieved all pain. As to adding a diet componet of anti inflams, it would be a drop in the bucket. Besides it is far to late to use supplements to affect my prognosis. Living pure from day one is too difficult because of the chemicals we have absorbed in our life time. Our body is an enviornmental filter damaging our dna and random cell mutation happens. I exist at the stage of managing symptoms for as long as I can. And hopefully with as few side effects as possible. 3-4 years ago I said,"Bring it on!" Now I say, "Lets hang on as comfortably as I can."

    But NEVER count me out. I have remarkable healing powers. There is a loss from the battles but I tolerate a lot.