What are Immune Therapies? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7253 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Immune Therapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Neopugen IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!! I hated those shots. I felt worse with them, then with out them.
None that I know of
Hyperthermia, Rife Therapy, Enzyme Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Detox Diet & therapies, High dose Vitamin C/glutathione/Alpha Lipoic Acid IV Therapy (30,000 mg C daily), Omega Fatty Acids, Daily wheat grass, green juice, coconut water, & lemon water w/cayenne pepper, and way more... (no side effects)
Herceptin 4/09/12 treatment number 4. Nunny nose, sores in nose, bruising, dizzy
D3, Omeag 3 Fish Oil, Calcium supplements. B-12.
Neulasta shots first day after chemo. Headache and bone aches lasting three days.
each tirth week , iv for 2 hours . flu-ish for a few days , a lot of bone and muscle pains
Not recommended
I am told I will get a medication to boost my WBC's
Self-imposed: I wear white cotton gloves EVERYWHERE I go as a reminder not to touch my mouth, eyes or nose. I sanitize EVERYTHING and wash my hands every chance I get. When people ask me why I'm wearing the gloves, I tell them I am a cleanliness inspector; what's your address?
Herceptin. January 2008 for 1 year. My body hurts and aches.
January, 2014 - February, 2015
Herceptin started January 2012 and continues every 3 weeks for 12 months. Tolerated well.
Herceptin 1x/3 weeks for 1 year starting 3/16/17
Faslodex started this week. April 6, 2011 Usual flu-like symptoms for 36 hours
to come, will be Herceptin for 1 year
Herceptin 6/30/11 - ?
Perjeta & Herceptin
Neulasta, 3-3-11
Saturday, October 6, 2007 Tired, nauseated, a little dizzy, but not much else.
I don't know
breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms
Herceptin, but just stopped that and switched to Tykerb oral chemo. Just stopped all chemo today (feb 21, 2011) and will wait till I see doc friday to see next step.
Injections of G-CSF 10 mcg/kg until my ANC recovered. No side effects that I remember.

Lung Cancer Immune Therapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Opdivo x 3.
Opdivo (Nivolumab) 8/15-11/15 didn't work. The cancer went crazy while he was on it.
Started Immunotherapy May 2016 and currently still treating with Opdivo, immunotherapy drug. Side Effects:Cracked and bleeding finger tips,inflammed kidneys

Bladder Cancer Immune Therapies

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

My own Home Grown Immune Therapy called Vit D3 and my Miracle "5" veggies!
Tecentriq (atezolizumab) - started Feb. 2017. In three months, all but the main tumor (and there were many) were gone! Main tumor was reduced. By Six months, the main tumor appeared to be gone as well.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Immune Therapies

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Started Rituxin Therpy May 28th 2008 had 4 treatments Alleric reaction with first treatment headaches with all also weezing a a hive on my ear the same side the IV is in
Daily booster shots after the first week. they tried Neualasta with me but the bone pain put me in the hospital.
None prescribed
Just started Cyclosporin on 1/1/10... Still on Cyclosprin as of 8/19/10...lumps disappeared, but now I have kidney insufficiency...UGH! Lowered the doseage in July but now the levels are not in the theraputic range....some of the intitial symptoms from last year have returned....cough, chills, etc.
Rituxan after each chemo (6 cycles) to be followed by two years of "maintenance" Rituxan. I found that if it is dripped slow (over 3 hours) I'm pretty good. The last time they dripped it over two hours and I was so exhausted for days. That won't happen again!
Refractory to Rituximab (Mabthera)
rituxan as part of chemotherapy
Zevalin Sept 2011
Rituxan 10/2011 4 weeks. Fatigue, bone pain, hot flashes
Rituxan infusions administered for 24 hours before each chemo cycle. No side effects noted.
The 'R' in R-CHOP is Rituxan (Rituximab). I did not notice any side effects from Rituxan.
6 injections of Neulasta for white blood count improvement. Choice in your belly or shoulder - I chose shoulder. Had to really relax when bone/muscle pain hit a week after the first one, but went away in two days and I was still able to work. Cost a fortune, but I highly sugggest getting this shot if your doctor/insurance thinks you should. I never got any infections thanks to these injections every 3 weeks and a bottle of hand cleaner with me at church.
Rituxan aug 15 2014. Tired a little nausea and joint pain like a steam roller got stuck in forward and reverse. The flu ten times worse.
Rituxan: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - febrile neutropenia (hospitalized 4/1/15-4/7/15)
Rituxan given during chemo treatments
Severe chills with first treatment of Rituxan.
6 rounds Bendamustine and Rituxan, 2 years Maintenance Rituxan. Side effects include neutropenia, lightheadedness, fatigue, weakness, anxiety, depression and myalgia
May 26, 2016....itchy ears, eyes and throat. Quickly controlled by intravenous Benadryl.
2 yr maintenance retuxin
On Rituximab for 2 years since June 17 no major side effects
Rituxan treatments (6)
July 2018 Rituximab 5 sessions.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Immune Therapies

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Interferon for about 9 months then developed recurrence main side efect was neutropenia which stoppedme from working
Keytruda is my current treatment after I completed 4 cycles of Opdivo and Yervoy
Yervoy after neck surgery, it didn't keep it from entering my brain. Started Keytruda after brain surgery and am keeping NED after that.
Nivolumab, started Jan 2019

Kidney Cancer Immune Therapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

no treatment yet?
August 2010- April 2011- SUTENT- 2 cycles at 50mg (12 weeks) Then 37.5mg, taken for 4 weeks then two weeks off Side effects don't kick in for me until week 3, starts with heartburn and excess stomach gas, yellow skin, blisters in scalp.. in week 4 my mouth is sore and i am prone to large ulcers, get tired this week too and i start to hobble as my joints ache, hands get sore and feet
No immune therapy

Pancreatic Cancer Immune Therapies

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Neulasta every 3 weeks. Leucovorin Calcium every 3 weeks
None avaliable

Ovarian Cancer Immune Therapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

June 21, 2006, and every following 3 weeks...through August 30, 2006...then November 8 & November 29, 2006 Injection of Neulesta Major bone and joint pain...and I just thought chemo did a number on me! Aranesp...only when my red count and platlets would get below normal. That wasn't often
Neulasta shot after each chemo.
July - November 2008: Neulasta
Hoping to get into a clinical trial for nivolumab and ipilimumab in May 2016!
Ketruda...July 2017...So far 1 infusion the next one is scheduled for 8/30/17. So far side effects...nausated, loss of appetite,Angela has had leg swelling (rt leg) & blood clots which we are countering with Lovenox... 1 injection every 12 hours. So far injections are working, leg swelling has reduced.

Thyroid Cancer Immune Therapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Currently on Keytruda clinical trial at NIH
Using Nexavar 400mg Dosage

Brain Cancer Immune Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

uhm ? like Bactrum breathing thing?
dendritic cell therapy2006-2008. improved my immune system but unsuccessful in preventing another brain tumor. very costly. side effects= fever- short term

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Immune Therapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

I take NANO products called Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid along with Colostrum, SC Formula, CO-Q10, Anamu and Cynara. These supplements cause no side effects.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Immune Therapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Starting Immune Therapy with Envita Medical Centers Nov. 08
I would like to try this
Neulasta and Leucovorin
have never had any problems with my blood count and my immune system has been fine

Liver Cancer Immune Therapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

i will tell you
Would like to learn about this.
Received cancer vaccine from Sanoviv clinic in mexico. Made from cancer cells of my liver and taken homeopathically.
I would like to know if anyone has any ideas about keeping white blood cell count healthy without neulasta.
4/5/17 to present

Cervical Cancer Immune Therapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Shots of Nuelasta after chem to help build up low WBC...
My doctor wanted me to take antioxidant supplements, and to exercise, exercise, and eat better :)
LOTS and LOTS of vitamins!!! multi vitamin, green tea extract, as well as acai pills (superfood) high in antioxidant.
Just started Probiotics
Currently checking to see if I have the right genes for immunotherapy.

Larynx Cancer Immune Therapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

I had three MED14736 with Tremelimumab combination infusions, once every four weeks starting at the beginning of Dec. 2015. After the 3rd infusion "immunotherapy induced colitis" set in. By the end of February I was clearly loosing the colitis "war", so I was given an infusion of the anti-colitis Remicade. The colitis marginally improved; but a bowel rupture March 9th required an emergency Ileostomy. Meanwhile, the cancer seems to be in retreat.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Immune Therapies

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

rest of my life
Tacrilimus, May 2010 to present(Jul21,2010) damaged gallbladder and had to be removed july 3,2010. Also elevated cretin level of the kidneys
None at present, unable to give neupogen or neulasta becuse it can stimulate the bad white cells. While blood count has been at .4 for lat 10 days.
I got Neupogen IV while.in the hospital and about 6 weeks of daily shots as an out patient.

Testicular Cancer Immune Therapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

had no treatment

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Immune Therapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

she was supposed to get a transplant, i got tested to see if i was a match, i was only partial, but i am going to donate to someone else who is a match

Anal Cancer Immune Therapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

not an issue I don't think.
nivolumab. low counts. ended 9/10/15 durvalumab and tremelimumab. 12/3/15-1/31/17. no side effects. stable with final shrinkage 30%.
See biography
2015 Nivolumab
Nivolumab, started Oct. 2015, fatigue, mouth sores, dry mouth, diarrhea.
20/2/17- opdivo started with chemo- pactlitaxol & carboplatin
June 2015 - present. Joint ache, slight rash, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, General malaise
Started Keytruda in January 2020.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Immune Therapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Started cetuximab on 9/5/13 along with induction chemo as part of a clinical trial - skin rash on face, chest, back, and lower legs similar to acne (very painful), swollen lymph nodes which caused pain in the neck and back of head, severe itching, cracked corners of mouth that were extremely painful.

Esophagus Cancer Immune Therapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Every 3 weeks

Tonsil Cancer Immune Therapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

I don't know if this is the right box to include the Alopecia Universalis I've had since I was 4 and 1/2. I lost all my hair in a matter of months. So far, they don't have any treatments for it.
Bad rash from Erbutix. Had to stop Ethyol. To much nausea.
vaccine made of my own tumor
Turkey Tail Mushroom & AHCC (Active Hexos Correlated Compound - mushroom derivative)
Pembrolizuman, 6/15/16 -

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Immune Therapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Neulasta shot after every chemo. I call it the shot from hell. On fourth day after shot, feels like someone beat me with a baseball bat, lasts for about 3 days. Most extreme pain I've ever felt in my life!

Sarcoma Cancer Immune Therapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

I take a neulasta shot everytime I come back from chemo to boost my white blood cells when they drop
Opdivo-2017 (still being treated) 02/17 Every two weeks, outcome successful, tumors declining, stable or gone with no new growths. No prescriptions needed to treat side effects. Minimal nausea. Energy increased, and sleep pattern established.

Parotid Cancer Immune Therapies

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Rituxan used for no platelet issues 4/13

Throat Cancer Immune Therapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Not discussed.

Tongue Cancer Immune Therapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Pursued herbal tinctures since date of original diagnosis. Has removed parasites, rebuilt positive stomach flora, eliminated food allergies, removed chronic strep and staph viruses.
Yes, 4/14. No side effects.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Immune Therapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Brentuximab (2012-2015)- Caused me to stay alive and feel somewhat normal again, and a little tingling in my feet. Opdivo (2016 to present)- No side effects, other than I'm still alive
Neulasta 3x-bi weekly

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Immune Therapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

Inotuzumab, summer 2014, mild hair loss, early menopause, flu-like effects

Bile Duct Cancer Immune Therapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

iam a nice girl loking for man

Uncategorized Cancer Immune Therapies

What Uncategorized Cancer Survivors said about their Immune Therapies.

One of the supplements I've found that is amazing is Coriolus Versicolor, and it has no side effects...yep, none!
Anti-biotic drugs mostly so that I would stay as well and I could.
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