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Hello fellow melanoma fighters and families.
What do we know about hyper progression on Keytruda, Optivo/Nivo?
I had my first scan results last week after starting on Keytruda 3 months ago.
I had no detectable tumors 3 months ago before starting Keytruda and now it looks like lots of areas of lymphadenopathy on the PET scan. Something on my sternum as well. Nothing looks big but is does look suspicious. I read there is pseudo progression, progression, and hyper progression.
I read that sometimes there is phenomen with check point blockage agents in immunotherapy medications when immunotherapy makes it progress quickly instead of shrinking. In this case it should stopped be fast.
I m having biopsy in my lungs tomorrow to make sure if this green eyed monster sitting there or not.
From what I read the prognosis is not good when people respond this way to treatment. . Little worried here. Any ideas, suggestions? I m actually terrified here.
Should I plan a farewell party while I m still able to do anything fun? I m kind of serious here.
I looked at Costa Rica rentals. Should I cash out my retirement account get my family there and party away for one last time?
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