Opdivo (Nivolumab ) Patient Stories

Opdivo (nivolumab) Patient Stories

Opdivo, also known by the generic name, nivolumab, is a therapy meant to treat a variety of types of cancer, including skin cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and others. Unlike chemotherapy, Opdivo, and immunotherapies like it, work with your immune system to fight cancer cells.

Read on for Opdivo experiences from real cancer patients:

Kidney Cancer Stories: Renal Cell Carcinoma, Stage 4 | Laura’s Story

Laura Ferster, Renal Cell Carcinoma (Clear Cell), Stage 4



1st Symptoms: Severe headaches



Treatment: Partial nefrectomy (surgical removal of one kidney), Gamma Knife brain radiation, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), nivolumab (Opdivo), Avastin, cabozantinib
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Skin Cancer Stories: Melanoma, Stage 3A | Ellis’ Story

Ellis Emerson, Melanoma, Stage 3A



Cancer details: Accounts for 1% of all skin cancers
1st Symptoms:
Changing mole on arm
Treatment:
Lymph node resection, immunotherapy (Opdivo), targeted therapy (BRAF inhibitor)
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Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stories: Katee Petro, Classical, Stage 2B | The Patient Story

Katee Petro, Hodgkin, Stage 2B



Cancer details: Accidentally found in x-ray after months of symptoms
1st Symptoms: Night sweats, fatigue, extreme itchiness, persistent cough
Treatment: Clinical trial; AAVD chemo, immunotherapy
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