I have had stage 4 lung cancer. It metasticised to my brain metastasis about a year ago (April 2016). The cancer was originally diagnosed in August 2015. Initially I had chemo and 30 radiotherapy treatments for the tumour in my right lung, which had spread close by into my lymph sysyem. Last May, after 10 whole brain radiotherapy sessions the tumour stopped growing, but it left me physically wasted for 5 months. My Oncologist started me on Nivolumab (Opdivo) late in October last year. I am treated for 90 minutes every fortnight. The results have been far better than expected and although my 2 tumours haven't shrunk yet according to a CT scan in January, they have not grown either. I feel physically better than I have for a year now and am just taking it day by day. I am also growing wheatgrass as a Chinese friend of mine suggested it. I juice it into 75 ml shots, one a day. I hope this may offer encouragement to others who may consider Nivolumab. It has been life changing for me. At this moment no one would even know I have been this ill! I think staying positive and praying are the 2 other things I have going for me, as I have 3 kids.
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