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Immunotherapy: Keytruda (pembrolizumab)

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@richcolleen

I’ve had 9 months of three types of chemo and keytruda. Was sick 10 days after infusions than build back up for 10 and started all over. I requested to stop and was put just on keytruda and no more sickness being on that since last October. I do have a day or two of blow outs. Their is side affects but will not go back on chemo. As that’s not a way to live. My side affects are inflammation in joints which I’m know taking prednisone 10 mg. Which is keeping it controlled. Good luck and hope this helps.

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@richcolleen Thanks for your reply. My husband had a rough time with the chemo as well. Unfortunately, it looks like the Keytruda/Alimpta maintenance isn't working AND he got one of the more rare and serious side effects of heart problems (Afib). I think most people tolerate the immunotherapy pretty well and it works for them. I don't think my husband will be in that group. Sigh. It's a balancing game – more time, but quality time vs. side effects. Hugs and good luck to you too.