Immunotherapy. New tool to fight lung cancer.
Just wanted to share very interesting story, today in OPD saw a middle aged person who presented to me 1 year back with metastatic lung cancer and was progressing on chemotherapy and came to me for second opinion. His son was very concerned as his prognosis was very poor and usually the life expectation of such patients is 6 months. After long discussion with the patient I recommended immunotherapy and his reaction was how will it help when chemotherapy has not helped. After explaining him in detail that he is the ideal candidate for immunotherapy but cost was issue for him. Somehow he managed and took immunotherapy at his native place and today came for follow up. When i looked at the patient, i could not recognize him he was looking much healthier and on looking at PET –CT 60% disease has reduced and the patient has joined his office and works 6 to 8 hours per day.
I know he will progress some day but till then he will enjoy his life and without the side effects and fatigue from chemotherapy. . Happy ending? Not always but this time yes…
Dr Waseem Abbas
Cancer treatment specialist