OtherGround Forums Dear cancer: f you. Sincerely: mbns

9/20/18 5:01 PM
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microbiologynerd - 

Has it spread? iirc, pancreatic cancer is tough to detect until later stages.

in addition to chemo and radiation, there are 2, maybe 3, biotherapeutic options: herceptin,erbitux, and opdivo

herceptin is usually for breast cancer, but about 1/5 oancreatic cancer patients also express the same target (her2 protein).

erbitux binds growth factor receptors and supresses cancer cell growth. 

Opdivo wasdevekoped for non small cell lung cancer, but it seems to f many types of cancer in the a constantly (and without lube) bu fucking with the pd-1 pathway. 

Full disclosure: im not an MD and your sis will want to discuss this with her physicians. 

May want to look to getting on a clinical trial too (cancer.gov). 

Nerd stuff aside- be there for your sis and family sir. Be relentless in your search, ask lots of questions of the oncologists, and keep moving forward.


Its crazy how we came to find out. She has been really active since the beginning of this year, so she has learned to listen to her body. In July she got a sharp pain in her side, to the point that she went to the doctor. They did blood work, urinalyisis, etc..and all came back normal. They thought it was her liver.
Wasnt until they did an ultrasound that they saw a blockage around her pancreas so they ordered a scan and an MRI. Thats where they saw it had spread a little bit to the liver and spleen; which are showing no ill effects, so hoping the chemo keeps it from spreading any further and can contain it. Thats really our best hope.

I have been reading up alot on how changing diet, etc can help in treating pan can and keep the cells from spreading after treatment. The Nanoknife is something I read about in my search from other pancreatic cancer patients:

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses short, repetitive, non-thermal high-energy pulses of electricity to destroy cancer cells. The brand name for IRE is called NanoKnifeĀ®.
9/20/18 5:12 PM
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Well it sorta makes a pew pew pew, so its good in my book!

9/22/18 8:46 AM
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https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2018-09-20-cancer-immunotherapy-might-benefit-from-previously-overlooked-immune-players.aspx

9/22/18 5:48 PM
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A prayer, thought of well wishes, whatever would be appreciated. Scans for my wife on Monday. She doesn't have any symptoms, but has a very slowly creeping upward tumor marker. Outside normal range just by a little, but has been steadily trending upward. Something will show up soon.

 

Thanks in advance.

9/22/18 7:40 PM
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9/22/18 7:41 PM
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Thinking of mrs choadler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

should i not be touching myself?

j/k! 

9/24/18 4:26 PM
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All good guys. She scanned clean. Expected something bad this time.

 

Her tumor markers have been creeping up. Slowly, but surely. They won't change treatment unless something is growing though. Something will grow eventually, but MBN will have this shit cured well before that happens, right? (No pressure).

9/24/18 4:59 PM
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No pressure no problem.

9/24/18 5:08 PM
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Good to hear, Choadler. Immunotherapy is working wonders, and there are hundreds of CAR-T clinical trials in the hopper. Hopefully there will be a wonder cure available for your wife.
10/2/18 4:49 PM
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Lazarus - Good to hear, Choadler. Immunotherapy is working wonders, and there are hundreds of CAR-T clinical trials in the hopper. Hopefully there will be a wonder cure available for your wife.

Immunotherapy working wonders? What, is it nobel prize worthy? Yes, yes it is.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/health/nobel-prize-medicine.html

10/3/18 12:43 AM
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Tils save teh boobies!!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2018/06/04/new-immunotherapy-treatment-removes-all-tumors-in-woman-with-advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer/amp/

10/3/18 12:56 AM
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microbiologynerd - 

Tils save teh boobies!!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2018/06/04/new-immunotherapy-treatment-removes-all-tumors-in-woman-with-advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer/amp/


Wow. These non-specific types of treatments (in the sense that the strategy can be used for many types of cancer) are amazing. It seems we are on the cusp of a major turning point in the battle against cancer. War scientists!
10/9/18 11:23 AM
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Chekpoint inhibitor inmunotherapy says “eat my taint cancer”. Wonder if opdivo and keytruda will be seen as broadly applicable first responses to cancer???

https://www.google.com/amp/s/medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-stage-sarcomatoid-kidney-cancer-patient.amp

11/6/18 9:21 AM
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http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/sd-me-mei-pharma-lymphoma-drug-japan-20181105-story.html

11/6/18 9:40 AM
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MBN, hear anything lately of t cell modification treatments with breast cancer? I honestly don't know where to go for latest news.

 

I keep my eyes open, but sometimes the exciting articles are 2+ years old, which really doesn't mean much...

 

We are ok here. Scans after xmas. Some restoration surgery before Xmas. I'm wondering if the surgeon will throw in a free extra testicle in my sack just for shits and giggles. After shes dobe fixing up the wife if course. I'd imagine it could be a powerful feeling to be a tri-ball. I'd show it off, air it out everywhere. Honestly, Id donate all of my pants to charity.

11/9/18 12:58 AM
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CAR-T with herceptin for breast cancer is very hot now, havent heard much about cell therapies (though i havent really looked either)

on the 3 nuts... yes, yes, and yes!

oh and “micro rna” for the motherfucking win

 

https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/a-cancer-kill-switch-has-been-found-in-the-body-and-researchers-are-already-hard-at-work-to-harness-it/

11/12/18 10:25 PM
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Thinking of everyone in this thread and sending love and positive vibes. Any more updates? MBN, Thanks for posting the amazing work being done and Fuck you Cancer, you Sonora..

11/28/18 7:49 AM
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Hemopurifer (unlike the failed homopurifier you all have) says fuck you to many types of cancer

 

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aethlon-medicals-cancer-therapy-receives-breakthrough-device-designation-from-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-300755640.html

11/28/18 9:34 AM
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microbiologynerd -

CAR-T with herceptin for breast cancer is very hot now, havent heard much about cell therapies (though i havent really looked either)

on the 3 nuts... yes, yes, and yes!

oh and “micro rna” for the motherfucking win

 

https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/a-cancer-kill-switch-has-been-found-in-the-body-and-researchers-are-already-hard-at-work-to-harness-it/

Tnx for this info. Just saw this post today.

 

I did read, in what seemed like a fucky article, that a Chinese scientist did some CAR-T experimentation W 2 embryos/fetuses/infants to provide them W HIV immunity. The father was hiv+, the scientist said the children are immune, and there are some major arrests and interrogations into what the scientist did. Again, everything seemed fucky, and likely it's all bullshit, but who knows what will come out of it all.

 

In some way, legal or not, bullshit or not, glad to see car-t in the news in any form. Completely unethical practice on scientists part if true, but that doesn't mean the results can't be analysed (again, if ANY of it is true).

 

F you cancer.

11/28/18 3:13 PM
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Just going on a hunch, but chinese + gene editing = clusterfuck recipe methinks

11/28/18 3:43 PM
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MY MOM IS DOING KEYTRUDA RIGHT NOW.........IMMUNOTHERAPY.   ITS KEEPING THE CANCER IN CHECK FOR NOW. 

11/28/18 3:46 PM
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Bring it on, cancer, you stupid motherf*cker...I'm waiting...

11/28/18 3:49 PM
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BIGWHITESEXY - 

MY MOM IS DOING KEYTRUDA RIGHT NOW.........IMMUNOTHERAPY.   ITS KEEPING THE CANCER IN CHECK FOR NOW. 


hope she kicks it's ass dude
11/30/18 4:04 PM
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ABCTT_TFK_Mr.Smiff -
BIGWHITESEXY - 

MY MOM IS DOING KEYTRUDA RIGHT NOW.........IMMUNOTHERAPY.   ITS KEEPING THE CANCER IN CHECK FOR NOW. 


hope she kicks it's ass dude

Keytruda is an immensely powerful immunotherapy. 

One day when not legally bound i’ll tell a keytruda story to blow your minds

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also- got an email from a patient who recieves one of the biologics we manufacture for stomach cancer, thanking the entire company. We didnt develop this one, but we do mass produce it for the innovator company. Patient sent the thank you to the innovator, who forwarded it to us. This is the best part of my job. This woman has her life back now. Il not crying, youre crying. Dickweeds!

12/4/18 12:58 AM
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Ucsd car-t therapy

 

http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/12/03/ucsd-offers-new-immunotherapy-for-types-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c05e7d600bd470001af264b&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook