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End of week two of after first infusion of ipi/nivo. Prior to starting this immunotherapy I had significant nausea and abdominal pain which were symptoms related to the cancer metastasis. As of Monday those symptoms were pretty much gone and each day is getting better including getting my appetite back. Still have bloating in my abdomen, but that too is getting better. No longer taking any anti nausea medicine. Saw my oncologist a few days ago and he said it’s very possible I am having an early response to the immunotherapy since my symptoms have improved significantly. So I’m going with that and keeping my hopes high. Going to continue staying positive and optimistic :)
also, so very mild side effects from the infusion.
Sorry I am late to the party, but I am recovering from a lymphadenectomy and excision of my tumor (yay!) under my left arm and it’s been hard to type. That is wonderful news! So glad to hear ipi/nivo seems to be working for you!! It’s awesome to hear it’s alleviating your previous symptoms. Keep thinking positive! :)
Best wishes for continued good news!
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