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Anyone else experiencing pain as tumours shrink?

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    emilypen
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      Hi all,

      Just wondering if anyone has experienced pain in/around tumour sites as th tumours are shrinking?

      My husband is on Mek/PI3k trial that we know has worked ( over 15% shrinkage so far). He recently had to stop taking the drugs so a side effect could clear up and when he started back on the drugs about a week into treatment he started to get aches and pain in the areas the cancer has invaded.

      This happened when he first started the drugs months ago and then gradually tapered off as everything shrunk or stopped growing.

      Hi all,

      Just wondering if anyone has experienced pain in/around tumour sites as th tumours are shrinking?

      My husband is on Mek/PI3k trial that we know has worked ( over 15% shrinkage so far). He recently had to stop taking the drugs so a side effect could clear up and when he started back on the drugs about a week into treatment he started to get aches and pain in the areas the cancer has invaded.

      This happened when he first started the drugs months ago and then gradually tapered off as everything shrunk or stopped growing.

      Part of us thinks it's all good, the part of us is of course scared…. but i thought i'd reach out and see if anyone else had similar experiences?

       

      thanks,

      Em

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