Saturn_Bound Posted November 16, 2020 Share Posted November 16, 2020 I have a general question regarding stage IV. Mom mom's cancer (Adenocarcinoma) recently progress from IIIB into stage IV, and also recently started on Keytruda. I am hopeful it will help because 80% of her cells stained positive for PDL1, so the onc said its a good chance her body will respond to it (but I know its a possibility it won't). I wanted to know if side effects such as shortness of breath, coughing, and chest/lung pain have a chance of improving? Or does it generally get worse over time for people with stage 4? Is it naive to think one day she might have a relatively normal quality of life? Months ago she was able to walk 1-3 miles no problem, now can barely do 1 lap around the block at slow speed. We will be connecting with the palliative care team this week to see if there is any relief they can provide to ease her breathing and any pain that she has. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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