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immunotherapy for reoccurant oral cancer #198463
06-05-2019 07:56 AM
06-05-2019 07:56 AM
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shelydiane Offline OP
shelydiane  Offline OP

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Hubby was dx a little over 5 years ago with buccal cancer, had surgery and max radiation. Within a month, more cancer and radical mouth/neck dissection. A few months later cancer back again so he did strong chemo every 3 weeks. He had remission for 2.5 years. Cancer talking about immunotherapy. Has anyone done this? how successful? many side effects? From what I've read..... this treatment is mostly associated with trials? Looking for more info so can ask doctors more informed questions. thanks

Wife and CG to husband Dale (age 55)
DX with SCC left cheek, Stage 2+
Surgery 3/13/13 and RND (30 lymph nodes), all negative
Re: immunotherapy for reoccurant oral cancer [Re: shelydiane] #198467
06-05-2019 06:29 PM
06-05-2019 06:29 PM
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On your other post, Brian replied to you about immunotherapy. Im sorry but I dont have anything else to add to what Brian has written.

Brian is much better informed about immunotherapy than almost everyone here. His background includes being a member of the National Cancer Institute Oversight Committee on Immunotherapeutics in H&N Cancer. Im sure you will find his info helpful.

Best wishes with everything!!!

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2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
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3wks medicly inducd coma
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