CSN Login
Members Online: 7

You are here

Any Keytruda info greatly appreciated

Ohiowife630
Posts: 2
Joined: Dec 2016

My husband had his first treatment. He is experiencing multiple side effects, will they subside? He is about to have the second round. Thanks in advance

Lee7189
Posts: 3
Joined: Aug 2016

Hello. I am in a clinical trial for Keytruda use for small cell lung cancer.   I have had 3 treatments so far. I have had little to no side effects that subsided before my next treatment. After my first cycle I had a bit of rash. After my second cycle I had a small flair of arthritis which may not have had anything to do with the treatment. I hope things go well for you and your husband. 

Ohiowife630
Posts: 2
Joined: Dec 2016

My husband seems to be having different symptoms with just the first treatment.  Joint pain. Night sweats.  He  has nsclc. With Mets to liver and brain.  He has had gamma knife to radiate the very small lesion fount in his brain.  I'm hopeful that second treatment, which is this Friday will be easier.  I am sending good thoughts to you as well. Thank you for responding

sbarn123
Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2017

I am curious how long you have been on Keytruda?

sbarn123
Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2017

I am curious how long you have been on Keytruda?  Are you still on it?

sondrahays's picture
sondrahays
Posts: 22
Joined: Aug 2017

Lee

where are you having your trial at? My husband had small cell that returned they want to do a trial of Topken and target therapy together it is Maryland. are you doing the Keytruda through IV or oral? any information would be greatly appreciated.

Stu's picture
Stu
Posts: 8
Joined: Oct 2016

I hope all is going well... I am on a Trial with Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) .. 7 treatments done.. tell your hubby the side effects are worth it.. seems to be working well.. Good luck and look after yourselves..

Anonymous user (not verified)

I experience side effects but thankful they are not severe. Back pain more so at night. Hot flashes (I didn't have before I started treatment). Rapid heart beat almost daily. 

haganmd
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 2017

Hi

 

katowe68
Posts: 11
Joined: Jan 2018

I take Keytruda for NSCLC and I have side effects that just show up and just as fast go away.  I am on my 7th treatment and noticed that some of the side effects namely shortness of breath are occurring more frequently.  I use a rescue inhaler but it doesn't help.  Any suggestions?  SOB makes me anxious.  Thanks

DanieJo76's picture
DanieJo76
Posts: 5
Joined: Jan 2018

Hello,

My father had Keytruda and Chemo together in a combination. His Keytruda has no side effects, but the chemo made his not hungry and his white cell count dipped in between treatments causing him to have blood transfusions and hospital stays. I will tell you COMMUNICATION with the oncologist and their team is the most important. Make sure that you track his symptoms and his weight loss/gain and when it becomes odd to you, speak up. He will be too sick to be his own advocate, so you will need to!!

sbarn123
Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2017

My husband has been on Keytruda  since June 2017. His last Pet Scan in December had good results for him. His next Pet Sca will be this next month March 2018. I would like to hear from anyone who has gone more distance with Keytrud. 

DanceSkater
Posts: 62
Joined: Aug 2017

My sister has been on IV Keytruda every 3 weeks since December 2016.  She's had good response.  She states that her main side effect is being tired.   It has also affected her thyroid and she now takes thryroid medication.

Subscribe to Comments for "Any Keytruda info greatly appreciated "