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Topic: Immunotherapy Tecentriq Helps Some Advanced-Stage Triple-Neg

Forum: Immunotherapy - Before, During, and After —

Discuss your experiences with the benefits, risks, and side effects of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2018 12:59PM

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Immunotherapy Tecentriq Helps Treat Certain Advanced-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancers
October 24, 2018

Tecentriq, an immunotherapy medicine, combined with the targeted therapy Abraxane was better than Abraxane alone for people diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who had not been treated yet for advanced-stage disease. Read more...

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Oct 19, 2019 03:19PM - edited Oct 19, 2019 03:20PM by Sher0959

Mike, I'm so sorry your wife is having such a difficult time. There is currently a trial using carboplatin with tecentriq. I don't know where you live but it is a trial available in several places across the USA. Contact Vanderbilt Breast Center in Nashville. They had 30 places available back in July and their research team should be able to tell you a place near to you that is also participating in the trial to see if she would qualify. tel: 615-322-2064 Ask for their clinic trial nurse. The carbo might be something your wife could do. With the PDL1 she definitely needs the immunotherapy. Prayers your wife is feeling better today. Sherry

Sherry L Dx 9/30/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 10/23/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/30/2015 Breast Dx 5/17/2019, Right, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Immunotherapy 7/10/2019 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 7/10/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Oct 19, 2019 04:03PM mike3121 wrote:

Thank you so much Sher0959 for the very detailed information. How are the Carboplatin side effects?

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Oct 20, 2019 03:43AM Martaj wrote:

mike3121

I just finished up Carboplatin, along with Taxol, still on trial drug tecentrig for a year. Carboplatin with taxol had double SE. Extreme exhaustion, diarrhea, no apetite. It lasted about a week. Thank god only 4 of carbpatin, it was like getting a double whammy. It is now done and behind me. Some neuropathy but that subsided. Starting AC in 2 weeks for 4 doses then 4 weeks off for surgery. Good thing is my breast tumor has disapeared according to ultrasound. I'm triple neg stage 3

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