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What are side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors for melanoma?

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While side effects vary for each drug, you could have any of the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath,
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Vomiting

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 8, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 8, 2020

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