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Maintenance doses of Yervoy/ Good news about ablation

Forums General Melanoma Community Maintenance doses of Yervoy/ Good news about ablation

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    Marianne quinn
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      My husband was removed from the Yervoy vs. Interferon clinical trial in March. He received the induction phase if 10 mg Yervoy  with manageable side effects. Unfortunately, a small liver mets was discovered at the post induction CAT scan.  We were devasatated. He did have the lesion removed through ablation ( microwave) and is now NED.  My husband is doing well.

      We are not convinced that the Yervoy did not work, but are disappointed that he could not finish the maintenance doses. I think I remember reading in this forum that the maintenance doses did not seem to make a difference. I was wondering if anyone remembered reading that?

      A July article in the Journal of American College of Physicians concluded that melanoma patients who were able to have resection or ablation of liver mets do well so we are very happy for that.

      This forum is wonderful; for support, knowledge, and not feeling so alone. Thank you all.

       

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