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Anonymous | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Caregiver
3/12/2022
Condition: Cancer of the Cervix
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My mother received tivdak after having a bad reaction to immune therapy. She was previously told before the first treatment of tivdak that her cancer was slow moving and there would be a lot more options if tivdak didn’t work. She was the first in our area to receive tivdak given it jst was released from the FDA Unfortunately my mother recent passed away due to side effects of tivdak. I understand completely that medications effect everyone differently. My mother had every side effect of this treatment. Started with the numbness of her fingers and toes . Then her eyes started having a discharge and then starting not being able to see in stores. Her eyes would have broken blood vessels a day after the treatment even those ice packs were used and she faithfully used the eye drops as directed. After he scan it should new growth had developed. She started having difficulty breathing. She went to her PCP where she was turned away being the Chest X-ray showed nothing. She got a second opinion from the er. Tivdak had caused the lining of her lungs to thicken which in returned caused the right side of her heart to enlarge and not pump oxygen or blood. A day in the er she passed away from Cor Pulmonale Read More Read Less

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