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Nivolumab - what to expect?

So my mum is due to start Nivolumab this Wednesday! Her oncologist thinks this is the best way forward as her most recent scan showed some slight growth in her mediastinal lymph nodes and Adrenal glands after 2 rounds of Carboplatin. The good news is that the scan did not show any new areas of the cancer spreading.

We are still hopeful that Nivolumab could work for her and are interested to hear of anyone's experience with this drug....

Thanks in advance x

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Dear MissyD1

It is good news that the scan did not show any new spread and encouraging that your Mum has been offered further treatment

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I have placed a direct link below on Nivolumab from cancer research UK and what is involved, there is also a section on managing any potential side effects.

cancerresearchuk.org/about-...

Everyone reacts differently to treatments, however there have been some positive outcomes in quality of life improvement with Nivolumab.

If you wish to discuss anything you can call us on our free nurse led helpline on 0800 358 7200

All the best

The Roy Castle Support Team

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