Hello there! I have reached out for your thoughts before and so appreciate your expertise. Thank you!
I am back with another question and could really use your help. As you may recall, my mom is being treated for NSCLC (stage 4) with 3 weekly Keytruda infusions. Her 8th infusion was last Monday and the last scan, 2 months ago, was encouraging. It showed that the lymph nodes were no longer visible and the main tumor in the left lung had shrunk. The cancer in her bones, however, was unchanged.
Last night she had severe pain on the right shoulder, neck & collar bone area resulting in limited range of motion on the right side. She also had pain when swallowing & stretching this side. So we headed to the ER where my mom received a chest X-ray, neck CT & labs. Thankfully, these came out clear (though the area covered by the CT was limited) . This evening my mom has developed a painful bump on the collarbone where it was hurting yesterday. We did meet with her oncologist this morning who has ordered full body CT & bone scan. The lump was not visible in the morning but my mom did point to it. This evening, hearing about the painful bump, the oncologist suggested we start with an anti-biotic as the labs showed an elevated white blood cell count, pending the new scans. Any thoughts as to what may be going on?
Thank you as always!