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  • angeleem has replied to a post on the message board

    Have you ensured the stent is still in its proper place? Migration of the stent could cause both vomiting and pain. And intense vomiting could cause migration. Even if the stent is still in its intended place, the person can feel great pressure in the area which could equate to pain. For the vomiting, have you tried anti-nauseau meds such as Zofran (Ondansetron)? My Dad had to have 3 stents put in, the first two m...

    February 09, 2017 view post
    • angeleem has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear your husband has done well and has not had any major issues on pembro.  Has he been on it for a year?  And his cancer is not growing? My Dad is actually in the ER as I write this as he had a follow-up with his gastro dr that put in a stent for him about two weeks ago and due to his increasing weight loss and lack of appetite, sent him to the ER.  Its ir...

      December 22, 2016 view post
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        How is the pembro going at this point? My Dad had his first infusion of pembro on Friday and has been super wiped out with no desire to eat since (today is Tuesday so been 4 days). I am wondering if this is normal and what to expect...and when this should subside. Thank you for sharing!

        December 20, 2016 view post
        • angeleem has replied to a post on the message board

          Could it be a herniated disc in his back? Background- My Dad has stage IV EC (at gastro-esophageal junction), diagnosed end of 2015, been in treatment since with radiation in Feb 2016. He did remarkably well until recently where we learned cancer is growing and he just started a clinical trial yesterday for Pembro (Keytruda). He was an avid tennis player all the way up to the end of Sept. when he started havin...

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