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Ipi & colds

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    KatyWI
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      Will they still give Ipilimumab if I have a cold?  I am supposed to start on Monday, and I started having a sore throat yesteday.  Dang.  I avoided getting sick from my kids and husband for two months while they passed bugs back and forth, but I must have gotten something traveling for work this past week.

      Anyway, are there any Ipi veterans with any experience in this kind of situation?

      KatyWI

      Will they still give Ipilimumab if I have a cold?  I am supposed to start on Monday, and I started having a sore throat yesteday.  Dang.  I avoided getting sick from my kids and husband for two months while they passed bugs back and forth, but I must have gotten something traveling for work this past week.

      Anyway, are there any Ipi veterans with any experience in this kind of situation?

      KatyWI

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        KatyWI
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          Update for future reference:  Yes, they will give Ipi even if you have a cold.  Oncologist was utterly unconcerned.  So with very little fanfare, I started Ipi today.  I find it odd to be hoping for side effects, but the presence of side effects seems to correlate with immune response so…bring it on.

          KatyWI

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          KatyWI
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            Update for future reference:  Yes, they will give Ipi even if you have a cold.  Oncologist was utterly unconcerned.  So with very little fanfare, I started Ipi today.  I find it odd to be hoping for side effects, but the presence of side effects seems to correlate with immune response so…bring it on.

            KatyWI

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            vickirs
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              Hi Katy

              I am starting IPI tomorrow.  How did it go.  Where are you receiving treatment

               

              Vicki

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              vickirs
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                Hi Katy

                I am starting IPI tomorrow.  How did it go.  Where are you receiving treatment

                 

                Vicki

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                triciad
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                  Katy-

                  Sending prayers your way for luck with the Ipi.  Keep the positive attitude!

                  Tricia

                  P.S.  – I think I read somewhere about hair turning white as a good sign that Ipi is being effective.  Please keep us posted on how you're doing.

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                  triciad
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                    Katy-

                    Sending prayers your way for luck with the Ipi.  Keep the positive attitude!

                    Tricia

                    P.S.  – I think I read somewhere about hair turning white as a good sign that Ipi is being effective.  Please keep us posted on how you're doing.

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