CAR-T - Looking for statistical data for over 70 age group
After being told this January that my cancer was back (after 20 years of remission) I have undergone several months of chemo. Unfortunately, the cancer has been resistant but my oncologist is suggesting CAR-T. I have tried to find out if results are good for my age group but cannot find much statistically. I will be meeting with the oncology group soon (after having results from last scan). Does anyone know of any statistical data out there for over 70 age group? Thanks in advance.
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Hello @taylaroleary – I am sorry for your loss, so glad to hear that Car T added time and comfort for your family. It is so unfortunate that medications and treatments are not always 100% effective.
Is your family close by for support
that is true from what my husband’s oncologist said once the cells are in there they will continue to work or the cancer will eventually stop them from
CAR T-cell therapy is a “living drug” and intended to remain in the body fighting cancer. For most people, CAR T is a one-time treatment and the T cells remain in the body for months and years.
My husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma stage 3 09/2020. His oncologist said his was the most aggressive myeloma she has ever seen. He would likely get 2 years vs the 5 year survival rate. CarT did work and gave him the best 4 months we got to take our last vacation with our kids he was only 47. But it did work and worked fast but his cancer was just too strong. He fought hard . I wish u the best but car t cell def worked the only question is how long, but it gave him an amazing healthy 4 months and we were in the hospital 8 out of the 13 months
Thanks for your message. That's good counsel you've given; thanks. We meet with a radiologist this coming week at Mayo. Thanks again. Mark W
Thank you Bob
Hello Joe, I just want to drop you a note and wish you well on Monday as you start your process with CAR T. I will be thinking about you on Monday as I found this first step exciting. Wishing you the best!!
Hello @raemark – I would suggest that you ask your health care team this question. There was nothing to indicate in my searches that a person could not undergo the treatment a second time, though I did not find anything that promoted a second treatment.
I see it has been some time since you last posted, how are you doing?
I had CAR-10 when I was 67. I'm now 69. I assume I'm not a CAR-T candidate because I've already had it. Is that correct?
MUSC, is a great facility. I asked because Mayo Clinic offers learning sessions prior to CAR-T therapy for patients and their caregivers. They also have one-on-one sessions with a specialized oncology social worker. You may inquire if MUSC offers similar pre-education.
In the meantime, continue to ask questions here. It also helps to learn from other caregivers who have been there. Is there anything that weighing on your mind that you'd like to know about or prepare for?
Thank you so much!!
I want to be prepared and understand everything!! I will definitely check out the site!