Greetings, dear ones. I will be done with the SRS next Wednesday. My local oncologist does not consider the Opdivo that I took for a year to have been a fail since the cancer has not come back in my lymph nodes or for third time on my scalp or at all elsewhere.
My Melanoma Specialist, however, did call it a fall. I am eligible for the BRAF combo and this what he recommends.
But so many other seem to be getting the recommendation that they go on a combo Immuno treatment, and as you have said Celeste it can have a really nice synergistic boost with recent radiation.
I am really at a crossroads. I know that the combo immunotherapy’s can carry a great number of side effects, and I listened with great interest to a podcast by Dr. Jeffrey Weber when he said that they are working on reducing the toxic side effects of them in a therapy given at the start of treatment with what he called an antibody.
This however is not yet available. And as several others have indicated here recently, I also have young children. And not much time to ponder.
Have you any advise? Thanks all.
Diagnosed April 2018; Stage IIIc; 1 excision on head, started immuno (Opdivo) May 2018; new spots Oct. 2018; second surgery; continuing on Opdivo, finished Opdivo in March 2019
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