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Topic: Keytruda
Posted By: DebbyO
Subject: Keytruda
Date Posted: Apr 21 2022 at 11:35am
I have a recurrence of TNBC stage 3 grade 3. I had 2 tumors one operable one is not. Had surgery, chemo, radiation. The tumor behind my breast bone shrunk and is very tiny. Insurance would not pay for PET scan so had CT. My doctor said with a PET scan the area would 'light up' if the cancer was active. I am now on KEYTRUDA. Is anyone else on this immunotherapy infusion? Are you having side effects? It seems to affect my GI tract. I dont want to be taken off this treatment since it helps keep recurrence from happening. I am scared and weary. I have now been in treatment for 15 months. The Keytruda is supposed to be given for 2 years. Has anyone had experience with this treatment. Thank you so much,

Posted By: cookie54
Date Posted: Apr 21 2022 at 1:29pm
Hi DebbyO I'm sorry you are having a tough time with Keytruda. I was on Keytruda 
prior to surgery ( 7 treatments) but I was not NED after surgery and they stopped it. However I was lucky to feel fine on it, as you know it is different for everyone. Did you talk to your MO about it? Maybe they can give you some meds to counteract the GI issues. I agree with staying on Keyruda , I was very upset when I could not continue on it so I understand your concern. I am hopeful your MO will be able to manage your side effects.
Best wishes.

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9/16 BMX,AC
6/20 Carbo/Gem/pembro
10/20 ALND 5/8 nodes,Rad x25
11/20 thyroid ca
Stage IV 6/22 lung mets

Posted By: 123Donna
Date Posted: May 02 2022 at 10:47am
Hi DebbyO,

Hope your side effects improve." rel="nofollow -

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