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I may be being to hopeful here, but it seems to me that Keytruda is being used on more patients than just with high PDL. Mine is less than 1%.

If I get a reoccurrence should I push for that? My onc doesn't think out of the box much 

Peace

Tom

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Tom,

I’m not an expert but I think immunotherapy can be most effective for both high and low range PDL-1 expressions. 

But with the flood of new drugs and combinations, it is likely best to check in with your doc. 

You can’t believe the cold & snow in Texas. Lost power at 2 AM this morning. A foot of snow on the ground. Just now got an internet connection. Cell towers not working. Nightmare!

Stay the course. 

Tom (chilled in Texas)

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Tom (TJM): Yes Keytruda is used on high and low PDL-1 levels but the caveat here "in conjunction with other drugs. Yet the jury is still out  on the effectiveness of immunotherapy in general for the long run.  I asked that same question of my oncologist and some prefer it to target therapy and radiation. The next few years will shed more lights and hopefully they will be bright.

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Ditto--I have 5% PDL-1 and my oncologist said anything above zero is appropriate for immunotherapy. I think with higher levels the result might be more dramatic, but anything that helps beat back the cancer (without excessively beating up the patient) has to be a good thing.

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8 hours ago, Tom Galli said:

You can’t believe the cold & snow in Texas. Lost power at 2 AM this morning. A foot of snow on the ground. Just now got an internet connection. Cell towers not working. Nightmare!

I hate to say it, but the temp right now in South Jersey is 51 degrees! I feel for you folks who are normally in the warmer climes, having to deal with this stuff. We may be getting more snow later this week, but not more than a couple of inches. Hopefully with the warm temps today, and the predicted rain, we'll be rid of some of the accumulation from before.

Stay warm and stay safe!

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