New Info re Vaccination and Keytruda/immunotherapy

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New Info re Vaccination and Keytruda/immunotherapy

Postby boxhill » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:22 pm

Before I started Keytruda, in the info session I was informed that I couldn't have any vaccinations at all, not even killed vaccines. On chemo (FOLFOX) I was allowed killed vaccines.

This week my oncologist informed me that a new white paper has come out stating that it is okay to be vaccinated while on Keytruda, and, I think, immunotherapy in general. So now I'm apparently cleared to get a flu shot, the 2-part pneumonia vaccine, and even Shingritz. (I've had the earlier version of the latter two.)

The flu shot in particular will make me feel a lot more secure in crowds!
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 LN,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
7/18 and 11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 LNs in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: all fails but Celebrex
12/23/19 CT stable
5/19 MRI stable/NED
Stop Key

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