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Tue, Oct 8 12:35pm · Immunotherapy and chemo; Keytruda side effects in Lung Cancer

Hoping for another great scan for you. Keep us updated!

Tue, Oct 8 11:35am · Immunotherapy and chemo; Keytruda side effects in Lung Cancer

@richcolleen I am in same situation as you, just had my 3rd infusion of Keytruda added to my 10th Alimta (Chemo) treatment. Trying to keep cancer from growing, and it has slowed progression, and I should find out if it’s all stopping growth in a few days. I too am now out of commission 7 days out of each 21-day cycle. Have you discussed with your oncologist what the next step would be when current treatments stop working?

Sat, Sep 21 2:36pm · Exercise during chemo in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

After 2 Keytruda infusions added to my Alimta treatments, the CEA has risen, but after the 2nd Keytruda it has risen half as much as after the first. So although it’s not going down it has slowed so we’re hoping the next blood test in 3 weeks that will actually fall or rise slower. If not, who knows what’s next. Crizotinib is being discussed as next possibility. Getting another PET scan before that. I’m tolerating this current cocktail fairly well, a bit more tired for the week following infusions. But still able to exercise and live normally the other 2 weeks between treatments.

Sat, Sep 21 8:48am · Exercise during chemo in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

After 2 Keytruda infusions added to my Alimta my CEA count has increased again, but seems to have slowed slightly, possible because I stopped CBD 2 weeks ago? New question: Keytruda and Prolia interaction? Anyone run across this issue? I’m due for my semi annual Prolia shot but see there may be interactions with Keytruda and steroids required by Keytruda. Oncologist referred me to Prolia prescribing GP and he’s referred me back to Oncologist!

Fri, Sep 6 1:34pm · Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Lung Cancer

@robin47 @merpreb I’ve been getting Keytruda for 1 month. I’ve been taking CBD for 4 months, it seems to very slightly help with the neuropathy in my feet, fingers. After checking Merry’s VERY helpful links here I will now stop the CBD. Thank you both!

Thu, Sep 5 8:34am · Immunotherapy and chemo; Keytruda side effects in Lung Cancer

@richcolleen have you lost your hair on Keytruda?

Sun, Sep 1 10:33am · After Keytruda, what's next? in Lung Cancer

@richcolleen foundation medicine.com

Sun, Sep 1 10:02am · After Keytruda, what's next? in Lung Cancer

@liz8716 have you had molecular testing done? Foundation One? This could unlock some helpful keys to future treatment possibilities.