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Imfinzi/ Durvalumab Updates?


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Where do they find these names!

Perhabs I did not dig deep enough into the 2018 posts but, I would be keenly interested in any treatment updates with this immunotherapy regimen.

I completed chemo and concurrent radiation therapy last week and I'm hitting a new depth of side effects now. That said, I hope to regain some energy before my next treatment protocol scheduled for Dec 3. Once again, talking with the doctor about the possible side effects of immunotherapy can only be offset by the potential benefits. In many respects, I am fortunate to have doctors willing to spend the time with me and explain all the things that could go wrong during the treatment. It's funny when you think about it...no one ever tried to sell a used car this way!

I do know there was considerable excitement about this drug when it first came out. I would be happy to hear some encouraging stories from people here.

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Please excuse the duplication. When I tried to post this I got an error message, over and over again until I came back and saw the duplicates.

Then, when I tried to delete the dupes, I got another copy!

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Hi Steve. Imfinzi was a breeze for me. Only side effects were fatigue that would knock me down without warning. Only lasted for a few days at most. Just listen to what your body is saying and go with it. Minor side effects were a rash on my eyelid and weird skin sensations. Weight gain is a side effect-eat healthy. Going for a PET tomorrow which is 6 months after completion. Nervous but curious to see if still a dead bunch of scar tissue. 
best wishes to you. Ask any questions you need to. 

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Thanks.

I have a CT or PET scan due for Dec 1st to see how the Radiation and Chemo went. Then the doctors want me to start the Imfinzi every three weeks.

I am not looking forward to more fatigue and hair loss, but the results sound life-extending. I guess there is still an argument going on in my brain and body where I want to regain my physical strength and grow my beard back.

 

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