IMFINZI your story

Posted by mcleslie @mcleslie, Sun, Nov 3 12:50pm

CT scan showed no progression of stage 3 lung cancer so my husband completed one round of IMFINZI last week, the first of 26 biweekly treatments. The fatigue seems to have hit him immediately or perhaps it is from the 5 weeks of radiation and 3 cycles of chemo. Since he is now in IMFINZI, steroids to treat symptoms of SVC syndrome have been eliminated. He is back to being a bit swollen and grumpy about it. Any info on your own experiences would be welcome. I have the list of side effects and so far, just the fatigue was immediate and his cough has increased just a bit.

I'd like to bring @suea813 @lorib @2onlow8 and @justapril into this discussion as they have some experience with taking IMFINZI and fatigue. You can read some of there experiences here:
– A cold and Imfinzi immunotherapy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/a-cold-and-infinnzi/

Mcleslie,
Can you explain a bit more about the swollen side effect that your husband is experiencing? Where is he swollen? Is this a side effect that he has dealt with in the past with other treatments or caused by IMFINZI (durvalumab)?

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I had no side effects from Imfinzi. Sadly it had no positive effects on my condition either and was discontinued.

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@colleenyoung

I'd like to bring @suea813 @lorib @2onlow8 and @justapril into this discussion as they have some experience with taking IMFINZI and fatigue. You can read some of there experiences here:
– A cold and Imfinzi immunotherapy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/a-cold-and-infinnzi/

Mcleslie,
Can you explain a bit more about the swollen side effect that your husband is experiencing? Where is he swollen? Is this a side effect that he has dealt with in the past with other treatments or caused by IMFINZI (durvalumab)?

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The swelling is not new, but SVC syndrome.

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