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2/13/2012 5:59pm
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I haven't posted for awhile so I thought I would fill you in. I had a pet scan 2 weeks ago. It did not show any new spots but the one I have showed brighter. It also showed that my colitis was not gone. So I didn't have my third IPI treatment and I'm staying on the steroids. I went in again this past Fri. And will be staying on the steroids for 3 more weeks.

He told me that the IPI has ramped up my immune system with just the 2 treatments and that if I got more it would just creat more problems. He stopped short of saying it was kicking the cancer. It's too soon to know. It's just good to know it has been ramped up.

I pray for healing for all of us, stay strong!


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Linny - (2/14/2012 - 7:51am)

Ramped up is good! May your immune system continue kicking butt!


Stage III, Unknown Primary; 1 positive node in left axilla

kylez - (2/14/2012 - 3:08pm)

Hi Nancy, no new spots is really good. 

It does sound like you're in a position to potentially be responding, as your oncologist says, but IPI and your immune system need more time than they've had so far to show what they're up to, also as your onc says.

I didn't know they could see colitis on PET scans, so I just learned something new.

2 primaries; lung/brain mets in past; paratracheal lymph node currently; participating in  Opdivo/Lirilumab trial

Roxy1453 - (2/14/2012 - 6:18pm)

I did not know they could tell either. I guess it showed red on the scan.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13