catlady91 Posted August 13, 2020 Share Posted August 13, 2020 My mum was diagnosed with stage 3B squamous cell, NSCLC in Feb. The medical team has been very positive from the beginning despite the late stage. She had intense radiation and 2 rounds of aggressive chemo in March and April. Since June she's been having immunotherapy (durvulamab). Her latest scan seems to be NED. She had a PET scan last week. The oncologist looked at it and said that no areas lit up (meaning no cancer) and that this is a very good scan. It still needs to be confirmed with the specialist radiologist who needs to analyse the scan. This is really hopeful. Like everyone here, I worry about recurrence. I read in her notes that the immunotherapy is being given to reduce risk of recurrence. My mum is PD-L1 80%. How is recurrence treated. When it returns can it be gotten rid of and can the person be NED again? I've read that mutations are important for treating recurrence, but squamous cell doesn't have many mutations. Can a person still be treated and declared NED after recurrence/s and not have mutations? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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