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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:38 am 
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Well, the initial phase of the immunotherapy is finished now. So I got some scans to assess if it worked or not.

And... it did! tumours shrinking, some gone. Given less than half of patients respond to it that's pretty lucky - in the Orwell sense (shot in the throat he was told he was lucky to be alive, he replied if he was really lucky he wouldn't have been shot in the first place).

All hail Bristol Myers Squibb and US pharmaceutical imports. Nobody knows how long it'll last because the drugs are so new there are no long term studies available, but a couple of years at least it seems unless something springs a serious leak immune system wise (which might happen).

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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
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[quote="EUBanana"]Well, the initial phase of the immunotherapy is finished now. So I got some scans to assess if it worked or not.

And... it did! tumours shrinking, some gone. Given less than half of patients respond to it that's pretty lucky - in the Orwell sense (shot in the throat he was told he was lucky to be alive, he replied if he was really lucky he wouldn't have been shot in the first place).

All hail Bristol Myers Squibb and US pharmaceutical imports. Nobody knows how long it'll last because the drugs are so new there are no long term studies available, but a couple of years at least it seems unless something springs a serious leak immune system wise (which might happen).

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Great news. Still keeping you in my prayers though.

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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
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Great news Banana, alway keep you in my thoughts mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
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Good news bro ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
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EUBanana wrote:
Well, the initial phase of the immunotherapy is finished now. So I got some scans to assess if it worked or not.

And... it did! tumours shrinking, some gone. Given less than half of patients respond to it that's pretty lucky - in the Orwell sense (shot in the throat he was told he was lucky to be alive, he replied if he was really lucky he wouldn't have been shot in the first place).

All hail Bristol Myers Squibb and US pharmaceutical imports. Nobody knows how long it'll last because the drugs are so new there are no long term studies available, but a couple of years at least it seems unless something springs a serious leak immune system wise (which might happen).

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Gaff had been there, and let her live. Four
years, he figured. He was wrong. Tyrell had told me Rachael was
special: no termination date. I didn't know how long we had together.
Who does?

Is the NHS paying the drugs, or your insurance?

It is good that there is something positive though.

Be well. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Brain tumour
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The NHS is. I had to wait a little while because they only approved them in summer this year. They denied them last year on cost grounds, until Bristol Myers Squibb cut the price.

But my oncologist suggested I wait a bit as I wasn't a super urgent case. Apparently if he put me on the drugs they were using prior to these ones, then I would no longer qualify for the NHS to pay for what I'm on now.

I get the impression from the oncologist that there was some massaging of the box ticking required to make sure I qualified for them too. But hey. I got them in the end.

They know I have private insurance but easier to just wait a bit if waiting is doing no harm. There will come a point where the NHS says 'enough' though and then private insurance can kick in.

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