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I just had my fourth infusion of pembro today. So far I have had no side effects that I know. Has anyone had no side effects and still had a response? Do side effects ever occur later into the treatment?
It’s adjuvant but with very high risk of recurrence, I’m hoping for some sign that it’s working or not.
i had 4 infusions of pembro in late 2018
it was stopped because a braimn met showed up on scan
oncologists was quick to point out i had no side effects
i only one treatment of srs on brain met and nothing since
so not sure if pembro worked
I cannot speak specifically to Pembro, but I know the Ipi-Nivo cocktail can have side effects occur as late as a couple years after treatment.
I asked that question after two or three weeks after starting Ipi-Nivo as I had no side effects. I was told not read into not having side effects as a sign it is not working. Apparently some rev’ed up immune systems are better at targeting the disease vs other organs. It’s totally dependent on the individual.
I had a year of adjuvant nivo, with adrenal insufficiency developing in month 9-10. I had minor aches and pains up until that point, but otherwise asymptomatic.
I progressed 6 months after I completed my adjuvant treatment.
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