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I've now gone through two winters in Boston while on the anti-pd1 MK-3475 treatment for my stage 4 melanoma. I have noticed that in the winter my side effects seem to be worse than in the warmer summer months. I feel so much better in the warm months and experience almost no side effects. Where in the winter, there seems to be a pressure or squeezing on my organs. Has anyone else noticed that in the dry, freezing weather that their side effects from the treatments seem to be worse?
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