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smythcr
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2018

Has anyone been treated with the immunotherapy Imfinzi? If so, how many treatments have you had?

kfs52
Posts: 31
Joined: Jul 2017

Smythcr

I had 2 treatments in March, after 2nd treatmet they stopped because of pain. I was put on steriods, which is somethig you cannot be on when you get immunotherapy, I was told. They are contra, one lowers immune systems while one is trying to bolster it.

I will re-start treatment next week.

Are you taking Imfinzi?

 

kfs52
Posts: 31
Joined: Jul 2017

Smythcr

I had 2 treatments in March, after 2nd treatmet they stopped because of pain. I was put on steriods, which is somethig you cannot be on when you get immunotherapy, I was told. They are contra, one lowers immune systems while one is trying to bolster it.

I will re-start treatment next week.

Are you taking Imfinzi?

 

Eagle13
Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2018

I have had 4 treatments.  No major issues so far.  Mainly fatigue, slight rashes on the face area.  Ongoing cough from radiation treatments.

ClaCla
Posts: 137
Joined: Jul 2017

Eagle13, look up the symptoms of radiation pneumonitis to make sure that's not the source of your cough.  If it is, the pneumonitis may require treatment before proceeding with Imfinzi.  I recently had my second Opdivo immunotherapy treatment, but before starting that I had to clear up the other first.  Best success.

lturner17
Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2018

I have had 11 Imfinzi treatments that began late July.  No issues and my CT scan from October had me in remisison.  BUT, I noticed a lump in my neck and a biopsy last week found more cancer.  I'm having a PET scan in a week to determine next steps.  If the new cancer is only in one spot I may continue Imfinzi or I may have to move on to a Stage 4 pill.  I have an intermittent cough also.   

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