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    Dear sister with stage 4

    My sister was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical that spread to her bladder wall abd 1st rectum wall. They have exhausted all chemo and radiation cause they had to go aggressively. She went from a beautiful 120lb women with extremely long blonde hair to literally 71lbs skin and bones with no hair after the second round of treatment. I am living with her to be there financially and any help i can give her. They just approved an immunetherapy regiman can anyone tell me please will it work or should i prepare.

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    Hi Debmaus2017,
    I have moved your post to your own thread. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. It sounds as if the cancer is extremely aggressive. While I myself do not have experience with immunotherapy with cervical cancer I am hoping another member here might. That is why I made your own thread so your post stands out more. Please check in often as this area of the forum can be quiet at times.
    I think you are amazing doing what you are for your sister. This is so difficult to watch a loved one go through this. I wish I could tell you what does lie ahead. Regardless spend time with her. Being with one another is the most important thing right now no matter what happens. You need each other.
    Be sure to seek out help such as hospice so you are not running yourself ragged trying to do everything. As a fellow caregiver I can tell you that no matter what you tell yourself no you cannot do it all and that is ok. The more help you can enlist the more time you can spend with her - think of it that way.
    This is a very caring supportive group - here to listen and try to answer questions the best that we can.
    Thinking of both of you.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!


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