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  1. Hi All, First, let me thank you for stopping by to read this. Though my mother has been dealing with a diagnosis since January, this is the first time I have sought out a forum. My mother is a very strong and stoic and active 78 year old woman who up until the time of her diagnosis was still skiing regularly. She raised alone me after my fathers death when I was 5. She tends to be very private and though she shares with me her my chart, she prefers to see her doctor and deal with this largely between her and her housemate. Last January she was diagnosed with a progression of her previous lung cancer for which she had had surgery in 2017. On a routine mammogram they found a tumor, and subsequent scans she had Metastases to her brain, bone, breast and liver. She was given the triplet treatment of Alimta, carboplatin, and Keytruda — and now has had 3 maintenance cycles without carboplatin adding in Zometa. I seem to remember her doctor saying that if it progresses there is no treatment they can pursue — She has a very few tumor markers or whatever it is that allowed them to target mutation? her PDL1 is a small percentage and a KRASG12v mutatation. Up until now her disease has been stable but just recently they remarked a growing tumor in her liver. (It has grown a half centimeter since July). She sees her doctor today and I am just trying to prepare myself also knowing she might not share the bigger picture with me. If her brain mets and bone Mets are stable would they offer her radiation? Or surgery? Is there another line of therapy they can try? I appreciate amy wisdom you might offer! Pam in Minnesota
  2. Hi, My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer met to liver a year ago. He did chemo from last november to about two months ago, 6 or 7 weeks ago he started OPDIVO which was recently approved. While he had some side effects on the chemo, but really nothing that slowed him down, this new "drug" has devistated him. He had 3 treatments once every two weeks for 6 weeks, and it was like he was ready to die. It all coinicided with this new Opdivo treatment. We actually had to hospitalize him last week for a few days. It's like his body is attacking itself and not the cancer. But his blood work was supposedly normal, and all the tests. Catscan taken last week revealed no growth or decline and the actual cancer was stable. Has anyone been on this? Has anyone else had every possible side effect? Can you come back from the side effects? Thank you, Karen
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