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Wed, Jun 19 7:58pm · Lung cancer stage IV Maintenance treatment in Lung Cancer

Merry, thanks for your support and nice words. His quality of life is ok, i guess it could be worse. He does not have much side effects, the only thing that he complains is little bit of numbness in his feet due to neuropathy. I guess, he had a very energetic life style and its not the same now but still very, very thankful. Yes, it was spreaded in the bone initially but with zometa it was controlled.

Tue, Jun 18 8:06am · Lung cancer stage IV Maintenance treatment in Lung Cancer

Hi,

My dad was just told that his lung cancer is shrinking again and no more metastasis in the brain too. 🙏🏼 So happy.

This was his second PET and MRI with the same results during more than 6 month period.

His meds are now Keytruda, Zometa, Alimta and Altuzan.

I am wondering for how long he should continue Zometa and Alimta? I want him to rest a little bit from chemo and continue Keytruda only.

Based on what doctors decide when to stop the chemo? What is recommended in this situation?

Tue, Apr 30 7:16pm · Research on PD-L1 in Lung Cancer

Hello everyone. Just read an article about the study that cancer cells with high levels of PD-L1 may be more resistant to standard radiation and chemotherapy. It was mostly related to breast cancer. Can someone share more about this study? What about lung cancer with high PD-L1 expressions. Thanks. Ina

Fri, Mar 22 2:26pm · Brain inflammation/tumor due to radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

@merpreb thanks for sharing. They so ot intravenously every two weeks. It is interesting that this medicine is used for the brain cancer. I hope it will work and wont do any demage. I also just read that this drug with name in Altuzan is in question. It is a Turkish version and thats exactly what they gave to my dad. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-warns-about-fake-avastin-again/

Wow, now I dont know how to check.

Fri, Mar 22 9:16am · Brain inflammation/tumor due to radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

They added Bevacizumab.

Fri, Mar 22 9:14am · Brain inflammation/tumor due to radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

@merpreb thank you. Doctor stopped the radiation. I think he was doing the targeted one not on the whole head. Doctor added Bevacizumab for the inflamation every two weeks for six cycle. Do you know anything about the medicine?

Thu, Mar 21 5:04pm · Brain inflammation/tumor due to radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

Hi everyone.

My dad just did PET and good news is that the cancer has not progressed neither in lungs nor in the brain. But they found quite a big inflammation/ adenoma in the brain causing my dad a memory loss. Doctors say that it could be from the radiotherapy.

For now, doctors said to continue with Keytruda, Zometa, Alimta and they added Bevacizumab.

Wanted to see if anyone has been on this treatment and what was the outcome.

Wed, Mar 20 9:26am · Brain inflammation/tumor due to radiotherapy in Lung Cancer

While we got good news after the PET scan that my dad’s lung cancer and metastasis have not been progressing , looks like he got quite a big inflammation in the brain due to radiotherapy. He has memory loss and weakness in his legs because of that.

Any ideas/suggestions how long it takes for the inflammation to go away and what is the solution in this case? Thanks