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    lslv
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    hello, i was diagnosed with stage 3c melanoma and had 42 lymhnodes removed from my neck in november and two were positive.  i am currently NED.  i started ipilimumab have had three treatments and have developed swollen lymphnodes in my neck starting 4 days after first treatment. they ae soft and movable and i had two needle biopsied and it came back negative. i am curious anyone has expierienced the same or heard of it.  Iam still nervous about them.  thanks in advance.

    hello, i was diagnosed with stage 3c melanoma and had 42 lymhnodes removed from my neck in november and two were positive.  i am currently NED.  i started ipilimumab have had three treatments and have developed swollen lymphnodes in my neck starting 4 days after first treatment. they ae soft and movable and i had two needle biopsied and it came back negative. i am curious anyone has expierienced the same or heard of it.  Iam still nervous about them.  thanks in advance.

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      Vermont_Donna
      Participant

      Hi,

      I believe that inflammation is a "sign" that the Ipi is "working". Is your doctor concerned??

      Vermont_Donna,

      stage 3a, stable after 4 infusions of Ipi

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      Vermont_Donna
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      Hi,

      I believe that inflammation is a "sign" that the Ipi is "working". Is your doctor concerned??

      Vermont_Donna,

      stage 3a, stable after 4 infusions of Ipi

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      lslv
      Participant
      Yes it’s possible. I just get nervous over the fact that I’m in a 50/50 trial placebo. So I’m not completely convinced im getting drug. What side effects have you experienced.

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Hi,

        Really very few side effects…some tiredness, some nausea (but my oncologist said out of all the ones they have in the tria~~l 40 so far, I'm the only one who has mentioned some nausea). One day I had deep chills but its also winter and there are also flus and viruses….so all in all, very few side effects.

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Hi,

        Really very few side effects…some tiredness, some nausea (but my oncologist said out of all the ones they have in the tria~~l 40 so far, I'm the only one who has mentioned some nausea). One day I had deep chills but its also winter and there are also flus and viruses….so all in all, very few side effects.

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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      lslv
      Participant
      Yes it’s possible. I just get nervous over the fact that I’m in a 50/50 trial placebo. So I’m not completely convinced im getting drug. What side effects have you experienced.

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