Minor question regarding # of adjuvant Opdivo infusions for Stage 3 folks. I recently moved a crossed the country. My previous oncologist overseeing my Opdivo infusions recommended 13 infusions every 4 weeks to cover the full 52 week year. My new oncologist recommended 12 infusions every 4 weeks, but is ok with doing 13 if I prefer. The general feedback is it really shouldn’t make a difference and that benefits of immunotherapy don’t stop after the last infusion.
It’s approved by insurance for 13 and adverse effects have been minor so far, so I’m leaning towards just getting the 13th infusion. I‘ve always approached my melanoma as attacking it aggressively as much as possible in my treatment.
What have other Stage 3 people done? 12 or 13 infusions?