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Pleural effusion

My husband is currently having Immunotherapy( keytruda) this was after chemo failed round 3 today feeling very fatigued oncologist confirmed yesterday that he's now got pleural effusion in his right lung which is causing breathlessness. He's allowing treatment to go ahead and has said he's not overly concerned at the moment but will obviously be monitoring it. Feel very anxious opinions / advice welcome.

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Hello Aiden2014, I am sorry to hear that your husband has a plural effusion and that this has been causing him some breathlessness, it must also be causing you some worry as he has started this new treatment. If you have any worries please discuss them with your cancer nurse specialist they will have details of your husbands condition and can advise you on any decisions that have been made regarding treatment. His oncologist will be monitoring his condition very closely and will also be happy to answer any questions that you have. I have added a link below to the cancer research site which has some very good information on Keytruda and its side effects.

Please give us a call on our helpline if you want to talk through your questions, we are happy to listen and to offer any help, our free phone number is 0800 358 7200

Kind regards The Roy Castle Helpline

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