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Merck PD1 #13 and 36 week scans

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    Erinmay22
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      I know I've been slow on updating. Where did the summer go?  I started Merck's anti-pd1 in Jan of this year.  I started to get some shrinkage prior to starting (late responder to ipi?).  I've been on Merck's low dose now for 36+ weeks.  My scans continue to show small tumors getting smaller and nothing new.  (a year ago I had a large tumor removed from my small intestine but they couldn't remove the tumors in the lymph nodes surrounding it).  

      This seems to be a great drug so far with minimal side effects.  Fatigue sits in sometime (ok, maybe it's self inflicted?) but so far so good!  

      Just wanted to share and provide some hope!  

      Erin

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        BrianP
        Participant

          Great news Erin!  Thanks for the update.  As I write this post I am getting my 5th infusion of nivolumab.  First scans coming up in a couple weeks then I start IPI.  Very encouraging to hear reports like yours.

          Brian

          BrianP
          Participant

            Great news Erin!  Thanks for the update.  As I write this post I am getting my 5th infusion of nivolumab.  First scans coming up in a couple weeks then I start IPI.  Very encouraging to hear reports like yours.

            Brian

            BrianP
            Participant

              Great news Erin!  Thanks for the update.  As I write this post I am getting my 5th infusion of nivolumab.  First scans coming up in a couple weeks then I start IPI.  Very encouraging to hear reports like yours.

              Brian

              JoshF
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                Erin-

                 

                This great news and I happy to hear you're doing well. Hopefully next scans show nothing!!! Wishing you all the best!!!

                 

                Josh

                JoshF
                Participant

                  Erin-

                   

                  This great news and I happy to hear you're doing well. Hopefully next scans show nothing!!! Wishing you all the best!!!

                   

                  Josh

                  JoshF
                  Participant

                    Erin-

                     

                    This great news and I happy to hear you're doing well. Hopefully next scans show nothing!!! Wishing you all the best!!!

                     

                    Josh

                    aldakota22
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                      Nice to read your post this afternoon.Was worried when haven't seen a post in a while.All in all you seem to be on working course of treatment.Glad your side effects are minimal.Rest when needed ,otherwise don't slow down.Praying for continued success.Beat the Beast.   Al

                       

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                      aldakota22
                      Participant

                        Nice to read your post this afternoon.Was worried when haven't seen a post in a while.All in all you seem to be on working course of treatment.Glad your side effects are minimal.Rest when needed ,otherwise don't slow down.Praying for continued success.Beat the Beast.   Al

                         

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                        aldakota22
                        Participant

                          Nice to read your post this afternoon.Was worried when haven't seen a post in a while.All in all you seem to be on working course of treatment.Glad your side effects are minimal.Rest when needed ,otherwise don't slow down.Praying for continued success.Beat the Beast.   Al

                           

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                          Hstevens0072
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                            Wonderful news! I just had my first set of scans and had great results too. I wish us continued success!
                            Holly
                            Hstevens0072
                            Participant
                              Wonderful news! I just had my first set of scans and had great results too. I wish us continued success!
                              Holly
                                Erinmay22
                                Participant

                                  Thanks Everyone!  

                                  Erinmay22
                                  Participant

                                    Thanks Everyone!  

                                    Erinmay22
                                    Participant

                                      Thanks Everyone!  

                                    Hstevens0072
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                                      Wonderful news! I just had my first set of scans and had great results too. I wish us continued success!
                                      Holly
                                      Tina D
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                                        YAY! Very good news to see ๐Ÿ™‚        

                                        Tina

                                        Tina D
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                                          YAY! Very good news to see ๐Ÿ™‚        

                                          Tina

                                          Tina D
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                                            YAY! Very good news to see ๐Ÿ™‚        

                                            Tina

                                            Jwfd808
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                                              Great news glad to hear it’s working so well
                                                Erinmay22
                                                Participant

                                                  Thanks Everyone!  Yes, so far so good…  Amazing the advancements that have been made over the last few years.  

                                                  JerryfromFauq
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                                                    Love it Gal!

                                                    JerryfromFauq
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                                                      Love it Gal!

                                                      JerryfromFauq
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                                                        Love it Gal!

                                                        Erinmay22
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                                                          Thanks Everyone!  Yes, so far so good…  Amazing the advancements that have been made over the last few years.  

                                                          Erinmay22
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                                                            Thanks Everyone!  Yes, so far so good…  Amazing the advancements that have been made over the last few years.  

                                                          Jwfd808
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                                                            Great news glad to hear it’s working so well
                                                            Jwfd808
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                                                              Great news glad to hear it’s working so well
                                                              lbc
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                                                                I have been on MK3475 for 14 weeks receiving 7 treatments.  I feel wonderful, my liver enzymes have decresed (LDH by 25%) but my tumors have multiplied and increased.   I believe that the scans are not truly  demonstrating what's going on inside of me.  I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience?

                                                                LB

                                                                  Erinmay22
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    LB – 

                                                                    I can't say that I experienced any new tumors or current ones increasing.  Although I did Ipi prior to starting this and started to see results.  So hard to say if the results I'm seeing are from ipi or the pd1 or the combination of the 2.  

                                                                    I guess it's good you feel great and levels seem to be headed in the right direction.  Maybe these were tumors that were there before but are now just imflamed and then go away?  Did your doctor offer any thoughts? 

                                                                    Erin

                                                                    Erinmay22
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      LB – 

                                                                      I can't say that I experienced any new tumors or current ones increasing.  Although I did Ipi prior to starting this and started to see results.  So hard to say if the results I'm seeing are from ipi or the pd1 or the combination of the 2.  

                                                                      I guess it's good you feel great and levels seem to be headed in the right direction.  Maybe these were tumors that were there before but are now just imflamed and then go away?  Did your doctor offer any thoughts? 

                                                                      Erin

                                                                      Erinmay22
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        LB – 

                                                                        I can't say that I experienced any new tumors or current ones increasing.  Although I did Ipi prior to starting this and started to see results.  So hard to say if the results I'm seeing are from ipi or the pd1 or the combination of the 2.  

                                                                        I guess it's good you feel great and levels seem to be headed in the right direction.  Maybe these were tumors that were there before but are now just imflamed and then go away?  Did your doctor offer any thoughts? 

                                                                        Erin

                                                                      lbc
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        I have been on MK3475 for 14 weeks receiving 7 treatments.  I feel wonderful, my liver enzymes have decresed (LDH by 25%) but my tumors have multiplied and increased.   I believe that the scans are not truly  demonstrating what's going on inside of me.  I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience?

                                                                        LB

                                                                        lbc
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          I have been on MK3475 for 14 weeks receiving 7 treatments.  I feel wonderful, my liver enzymes have decresed (LDH by 25%) but my tumors have multiplied and increased.   I believe that the scans are not truly  demonstrating what's going on inside of me.  I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience?

                                                                          LB

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