Small tumor in brain is not affecting me at this time. Thinking positive!
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Lungs are still good. I have a small tumor in my brain again which they are watching. Next PET scan and brain MRI are March 28. Will eventually have another gamma knife procedure for my brain. Will continue with immunotherapy every 2 weeks indefinitely. Only side effect at this time is fatigue which is a small price to pay. So grateful for my team at Mayo in Rochester!
My cold is much better so next immunotherapy treatment on Friday is a go.
I have stage 3b adenocarcinoma of the lung which changed to stage 4 when it went to my brain in July.
I was diagnosed in January 2018 by Mayo. It had been missed on a chest x-ray by my local radiologist in September 2017.
I started with chemo in February once a week for 6 weeks and 30 sessions of Proton therapy. My PET scan was clear after these treatments.I was nauseated from the chemo but got it under control week 4. Proton side effects were minimal.
I started Infinnzi immunotherapy at the end of April 2018.
In July I started getting severe headaches. Found out I had 4 brain tumors. This is a typical progression of lung cancer. Two were removed surgically and two we're removed via gamma knife. Since then PET scans and brain MRIs have been clear.
I feel good. My only side effect from immunotherapy is fatigue which is a small price to pay! I am so grateful I went to Mayo for a second opinion. They saved my life and have given me hope for a longer future.