I'm currently in an immunotherapy trial for nivolumab. It's also known as Opdivo. I started the trial in January and had my second scan Monday. It showed I no longer have any signs of metastatic disease. My side effects haven't been bad at all. I've had some fatigue, but I'm not sure if it's a side effect from the treatment or my lifestyle. I drive six hours roundtrip once every two weeks for treatment and am working full-time. I've never had any other type of cancer treatment so I can't compare the experiences. After my first treatment, I had a little burst of energy. I have gotten sick a couple of times, but the trial doc isn't sure the treatment caused the symptoms. The times I've been sick I've recovered quickly.
If you have any more questions, I'll be happy to answer anything that I can. I hope you have a great response to the treatment and that you're working with an awesome medical team.
12/15/14 Tumor found because of intussusception
12/19/14 Right hemicolectomy
NED (No chemo, no radiation)
8/15/15 Clear colonoscopy
10/26/15 H. pylori infection
11/6/15 Liver lesion, enlarged lymph nodes around aorta in abdomen
11/19/15 Stage IV colon cancer dx
1/16 Started clinical trial