ipilimumab side effects

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2/20/2011 6:21pm
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hello, i was diagnosed with stage 3c melanoma and had 42 lymhnodes removed from my neck in november and two were positive.  i am currently NED.  i started ipilimumab have had three treatments and have developed swollen lymphnodes in my neck starting 4 days after first treatment. they ae soft and movable and i had two needle biopsied and it came back negative. i am curious anyone has expierienced the same or heard of it.  Iam still nervous about them.  thanks in advance.


I believe that inflammation is a "sign" that the Ipi is "working". Is your doctor concerned??


stage 3a, stable after 4 infusions of Ipi

lslv - (2/21/2011 - 7:51am)

Yes it's possible. I just get nervous over the fact that I'm in a 50/50 trial placebo. So I'm not completely convinced im getting drug. What side effects have you experienced.


Really very few side effects...some tiredness, some nausea (but my oncologist said out of all the ones they have in the tria~~l 40 so far, I'm the only one who has mentioned some nausea). One day I had deep chills but its also winter and there are also flus and viruses....so all in all, very few side effects.

Vermont_Donna, stage 3a