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How a new treatment could cure stage 4 lung cancer

Lung cancer is associated with smoking more non-smokers and job-related cases are being diagnosed the cancer can be aggressive but health reporter Haley Hernandez tells us how one woman is in remission after suffering with Stage four lung cancer hey yeah and you know that’s bad stage four means she was going to die as a matter of fact this resident tells me she was planning for her funeral when things drastically improved the end of August 2017 was depressing for everyone in Houston but for Nancy Rose it was especially heartbreaking it was heart she was married for 35 years when her husband died of cancer and she says their home went underwater then it got worse I was taking care of him and so I guess I really wasn’t tuned in to what was going on with me she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer her doctors told her it had spread and the outcome would not be good even without much will to live she says she couldn’t suffer through the symptoms and came to see dr.

Eric burn occur at Houston Methodist are you feeling he put her on an immunotherapy drug in clinical trial and that changed everything when she was diagnosed she’d not had a lot of prior treatments that had really taken their toll and she was otherwise healthy he says that means she was a perfect candidate for key Trudeau and almost miraculously the cancer disappeared from scans the only problem is doctors don’t know how to replicate the results they have yet to figure out who can be cured by immunotherapy drugs or if it’s a combination of the drugs with other treatments so there’s a percentage of people who do really well and then some people do not respond at all well they’re working to figure it out results like Nancy’s might make you believe something more is on her side I did not expect the great results though that I’ve had so Nancy takes Katrina every three weeks and she will continue to get scans done but says that she can eventually cut those down to giving scans just once every six months it’s an amazing story very impressive I mean she’s gonna have to keep keep doing this treatment and keep following up but that’s pretty impressive results yeah absolutely right stuff all right thanks a lot Haley