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  • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

    Hello, I began the combination therapy of Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab), on a clinical trial basis, in Nov '14, and am still receiving bi-weekly Opdivo infusions.  For me, compared to the 2 years of chemo that I went through, it was/is a piece of cake.  However, every person is different.  And for some, the side effects can be serious.  But for me, I just experienced a little bit of a...

    May 02 at 2:56 PM view post
    • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

      Hi Diana, What medication is he currently on?  If it's some type of chemo, then I suggest fasting.  Of course this is dependent on his weight.  If u research (this means googling only science-based articles or reports) fasting + cancer or fasting + chemotherapy, you will find how effective fasting is in our battle.  And this is also discussed in Dr. Nasha's book.   Curcumin turmeric,...

      March 02 at 12:18 PM view post
      • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

        By the way, I mistakenly wrote transusions, instead of infusion (biweekly infusions of nivolumab).

        March 01 at 9:27 PM view post
        • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

          Hi Diana, Did you look over the first link I posted?  It leads to a scientific article reporting on how immunotherapy is enhanced by certain bacterium in your gut.  It's all about your gut health, aka, your microbiome.  This happens to be one of the fronts or terrains that Dr. Nasha Winters mentions in her book.  Fyi, I regularly take the probiotic bifido bacterium, which is one of the strains me...

          March 01 at 9:25 PM view post
          • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

            Hi Diana, It was a 2 year clinical trial.  However, since I continued to respond to treatment, I am receiving bi-weekly transfusions on a compassionate basis.  And FYI, I'm doing great; never felt better. I'm willing to share all my experience, and can also offer suggestions, but right now I'm at work, so it will have to be done after business hours. in the meantime, a book that I find to be indispensibl...

            February 28 at 4:35 PM view post
            • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

              Hello, I've been on Nivolumab (Opdivo) - another PD-1 inhibitor, for 4 and 1/2 years now.  I was dx stage 4 gastroesophageal, and currently, there is ned.  I suggest you look at (and continue to research) this article: https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/cancer-articles/2018/january/specific-microbes-in-digestive-tract-can-boost-success-for-cancer-immunotherapy All the best, Edwin

              February 28 at 3:55 PM view post
              • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

                Hello, I recall, after being diagnosed (Oct '12 - Stage 4 GE junction) - and all throughout the entire testing/staging process - endlessly and fruitlessly searching for any sort of hope and support.  So now here I am, alive and kicking - 6 years later, hoping to be able to offer someone the support I was not able to find.  I feel so fortunate and blessed in having - thus far - defied the stat...

                September 20 at 3:12 PM view post
                • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

                  (meant to state that I get CT Scans every 3 months)

                  March 09, 2018 view post
                  • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hello, Sorry for not responding earlier; I've been very busy, and have so much e-mail that's been piling up.  Thanks for your well wishes.  I did have 2 years of chemo.  They first gave me about 9 cycles of Folfox (5FU, oxaliplatin, and leucovorin).  I responded to treatment, and my tumor burden was stable.  However, the oxaliplatin had to be discontinued because of the extensive neuropathy...

                    March 09, 2018 view post
                    • djthx has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hello, One of my mainstay supplements that I've been taking, non-stop - for over 5 years, has been Turmeric Curcumin with BioPerine.  I'm currently taking 1000mg 2x per day.  It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and a number of labarotory studies on cancer cells have shown that it does have  anticancer effects.  I'm still around, and doing great after being stage 4 diagnosed in Oct '12, with...

                      February 13, 2018 view post
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