My husband has stage 4 lung cancer . He had
Hello and thank you for asking...
Please note that everyone is different, every case has a different approach and outcome...
—There are many variables that can affect lung cancer survival.
And second, statistics regarding lung cancer survival are not necessarily as meaningful as they may have been just a few years ago, which can be a good thing. So, the life expectancy tends to generally more than what is being told or written...
The immunotherapy may help a lot the patient to live longer and better.
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In your experience with immunotherapy and cutting edge radiation, what has your patients outcome be?
After surgery in May, he hasn't had any treatment to follow up on the tumor (no chemo or radiation) they just started him on immunotherapy. He has a violent cough throughout the day, where he spits up a little blood. It seems like we are right back where we started the first time. I know this is becuase they didn't give him any chemo following up after his surgery. I know all patients get the chemo for this reason and they failed to schedule him. Now he has to go on disability becuase his cough is so horrific he can't deal with the public.
I think this is a lot worse then they are making this out to be. There is a good chance it has entered his throid, but the doctor said that is the least of our worries.
Please, shed some light for me. I need to prepare. You are a doctor and i am sure have had similar cases, please tell me more than I am being told
In my opinion, the decision for the treatment after surgery is taken from the doctor's end, looking at the general condition and clinical exams.
In my patients, the immunotherapy is proven as good results. So, it can be a very good treatment in his case, however, if it doesn’t work and the general conditions of the patient get worsen, then the prognosis is very poor, unfortunately.
He may have treatment for the symptoms or palliative radiation if his doctor agrees.
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My last question, how will we know if the immunotherapy is working? He has recieved immunotherapy approx 3 times already and I have not witnessed any change what so ever just an increase in his cough.
What test will they run to see if it is working and how long do you have to recieve it in order for it to work?
Sadly, he has had 4 immunotherapy appointments and i do not see anything positive from him at all. His CT came back ok but his symptons haven't improved at all.
Today is his first day of cutting edge radiation. This is our last hope.
Have you dealt with anyone simular to my case, meaning they have had 4 immunotherapies and no change? What was the results?
Yes the immunotherapy sometimes may not helps,I hope that the radiation may helps his symptoms.
In case that the immunotherapy doesn’t help then unfortunately we don’t have much possibilities and the prognosis its very poor