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Late response for Gene

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    Jim M.
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      Hi Gene,

       I've either been away or our daughter who was visiting made her home at the computer!

        To hopefully make more clear what I wrote, "My immune response was at least 5 times over baseline", here goes. Before I began treatment with Yervoy I underwent leukapheresis where a portion of my white blood cells were harvested with the aid of a cell separator machine. My oncologist (more appropriately immunologist) then studied the white blood cells conducting immune assays. He determined my baseline level of T cells.

      Hi Gene,

       I've either been away or our daughter who was visiting made her home at the computer!

        To hopefully make more clear what I wrote, "My immune response was at least 5 times over baseline", here goes. Before I began treatment with Yervoy I underwent leukapheresis where a portion of my white blood cells were harvested with the aid of a cell separator machine. My oncologist (more appropriately immunologist) then studied the white blood cells conducting immune assays. He determined my baseline level of T cells.

        Approximately 3 months into treatment I had a second leukapheresis to harvest more white blood cells and determine if there was an immune response. My immunologist reported I had a big response and said the level of T cells had proliferated in great numbers. That's when he said I had an immune response of at least 5 times over baseline. I had a 3rd leukapheresis done toward the end of my treatment and it showed the same response. Hope this helps.

      God's richest blessings this new year,

       Jim M.

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        Gene_S
        Participant

          Hello Jim,

          Yes, your info does help. Thank You.

          I hope that all of us reading the postings on this forum group

          have a good and blessed year.

          Best Wishes,

          Gene  (Stage IV)

          Gene_S
          Participant

            Hello Jim,

            Yes, your info does help. Thank You.

            I hope that all of us reading the postings on this forum group

            have a good and blessed year.

            Best Wishes,

            Gene  (Stage IV)

            Gene_S
            Participant

              Hello Jim,

              Yes, your info does help. Thank You.

              I hope that all of us reading the postings on this forum group

              have a good and blessed year.

              Best Wishes,

              Gene  (Stage IV)

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