Itchiness After Immunotherapy

Posted by treeman1942 @treeman1942, May 28 6:05am

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer about four months ago at the Rochester Mayo Clinic. I've now had my second amino therapy treatment and have been experiencing extreme itchiness. I'll be calling my doctor today in the hope they will issue a prescription for this, however, I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue and how they solved it.

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Hi @treeman1942, others members like @sevasti @cwrinkle8391 @paula21 @formydad have mentioned itchiness while taking immunotherapy for bladder cancer or other cancers, and may have some tips to share.

Treeman, what type of immunotherapy drug are you getting? Did your doctor or oncology nurse have any suggestions?


I have itchy rash as well as areas that itch with no rash. On Keytruda 200mg every 3 weeks since last August. I take Benadryl at night and apply hydrocortisone 1% ointment to rash. Seems to help,

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