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responding to BRAIN METS!! :)

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    csellers23
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      So 6 weeks ago my husband’s scans came in. And after taf/Mel combo. Yearvoy whole brain radiation and srs the results where horrible!!!! To many brain Mets to count, cancer growing everywhere! The put him on keytruda. When we went back 3 weeks later his LDH levels went from 800 to 300. They had planned on sending us home on hospices. But the gave us the 2nd round of keytruda. Today we went back and the doc said keytruda is working in his brain. I ask him how he knows and he said because he’s alive. If it wasn’t working in his brain he would have died 2 weeks ago! He also said keytruda does not work one or two months like some drugs can but that now we are looking at YEARS! We went in the matter of 6 weeks from you have 3 weeks to live to years. This keytruda was our last hope. And thank God it’s working!!!! People ask a lot if keytruda can cross the blood brain barrier, yes it can!!!! The doc ended out appointment saying you are no longer dying!!!! Best words ever. NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!!!! The doc is even amazed Thank God!!!
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        Mat
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          Crystale, so glad to hear your news.  I recently started Keytruda and am also feeling like the options are limited if it doesn't work.  It's nice to hear a good story.  Best of luck to you and your husband.

            Brendan
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              Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

              Brendan

              Brendan
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                Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

                Brendan

                Brendan
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                  Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

                  Brendan

                  Brendan
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                    Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

                    Brendan

                    Brendan
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                      Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

                      Brendan

                      Brendan
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                        Great news, Crystale.  Congrats to your and your husband!  Enjoy.

                        Brendan

                        Eileensulliv
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                          What a wonderful post! Great news!

                          Eileensulliv
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                            What a wonderful post! Great news!

                            Eileensulliv
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                              What a wonderful post! Great news!

                            Mat
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                              Crystale, so glad to hear your news.  I recently started Keytruda and am also feeling like the options are limited if it doesn't work.  It's nice to hear a good story.  Best of luck to you and your husband.

                              Mat
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                                Crystale, so glad to hear your news.  I recently started Keytruda and am also feeling like the options are limited if it doesn't work.  It's nice to hear a good story.  Best of luck to you and your husband.

                                ed williams
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                                  So happy for you and your husband!!!! Ed

                                  ed williams
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                                    So happy for you and your husband!!!! Ed

                                    ed williams
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                                      So happy for you and your husband!!!! Ed

                                      jbronicki
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                                        That is wonderful news for your husband, you and your family.  I'm hoping for many years for you all to be together!  

                                        jbronicki
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                                          That is wonderful news for your husband, you and your family.  I'm hoping for many years for you all to be together!  

                                          jbronicki
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                                            That is wonderful news for your husband, you and your family.  I'm hoping for many years for you all to be together!  

                                            LuckyMan51
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                                              This is awesome!!!    As soon as I clear up my 2/11/15 post surgical brain infection I am going in for another SRS and then start Anti Pd-1 treatment.   Was a bit anxious having to delay treatment while this infection clears but can't start anti pd-1 with infection as it might cause a flare up. Posts like this are so great to hear and really give one the strength to keep moving forward! Congratulations on this amazing news!   

                                              LuckyMan51
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                                                This is awesome!!!    As soon as I clear up my 2/11/15 post surgical brain infection I am going in for another SRS and then start Anti Pd-1 treatment.   Was a bit anxious having to delay treatment while this infection clears but can't start anti pd-1 with infection as it might cause a flare up. Posts like this are so great to hear and really give one the strength to keep moving forward! Congratulations on this amazing news!   

                                                LuckyMan51
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                                                  This is awesome!!!    As soon as I clear up my 2/11/15 post surgical brain infection I am going in for another SRS and then start Anti Pd-1 treatment.   Was a bit anxious having to delay treatment while this infection clears but can't start anti pd-1 with infection as it might cause a flare up. Posts like this are so great to hear and really give one the strength to keep moving forward! Congratulations on this amazing news!   

                                                  _Paul_
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                                                    What fantastic news Crystale! Thanks for sharing it.

                                                    _Paul_
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                                                      What fantastic news Crystale! Thanks for sharing it.

                                                      _Paul_
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                                                        What fantastic news Crystale! Thanks for sharing it.

                                                        JoshF
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                                                          Yes!Yes!Yes! Great to hear!

                                                          JoshF
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                                                            Yes!Yes!Yes! Great to hear!

                                                            JoshF
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                                                              Yes!Yes!Yes! Great to hear!

                                                              rosa1
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                                                                Great news Crystale! This gives hope to all of us especially the ones fighting brain mets. I wish you and your husband the best!

                                                                rosa1
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                                                                  Great news Crystale! This gives hope to all of us especially the ones fighting brain mets. I wish you and your husband the best!

                                                                  rosa1
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                                                                    Great news Crystale! This gives hope to all of us especially the ones fighting brain mets. I wish you and your husband the best!

                                                                    arthurjedi007
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                                                                      Oh my God. Thank you for posting. It warms my heart. I've had 15 doses of keytruda and hoping for a miracle in my third scan with it. Wow. That is an amazing story. I am so happy.

                                                                      Artie

                                                                      arthurjedi007
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                                                                        Oh my God. Thank you for posting. It warms my heart. I've had 15 doses of keytruda and hoping for a miracle in my third scan with it. Wow. That is an amazing story. I am so happy.

                                                                        Artie

                                                                        arthurjedi007
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                                                                          Oh my God. Thank you for posting. It warms my heart. I've had 15 doses of keytruda and hoping for a miracle in my third scan with it. Wow. That is an amazing story. I am so happy.

                                                                          Artie

                                                                          SABKLYN
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                                                                            Terrific!

                                                                            SABKLYN
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                                                                              Terrific!

                                                                              SABKLYN
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                                                                                Terrific!

                                                                                kpcollins31
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                                                                                  Awesome… so encouraging to hear the progress being made over just the past couple years with these new treatments. Congratulations!

                                                                                  Kevin

                                                                                   

                                                                                  kpcollins31
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                                                                                    Awesome… so encouraging to hear the progress being made over just the past couple years with these new treatments. Congratulations!

                                                                                    Kevin

                                                                                     

                                                                                    kpcollins31
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                                                                                      Awesome… so encouraging to hear the progress being made over just the past couple years with these new treatments. Congratulations!

                                                                                      Kevin

                                                                                       

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