My partner was diagnosed with stage 3b nsclc August 2015 and has been on Nivolumab for almost 12 months. Also has emphysema. In the past few months he has had shortness of breath after treatments. Dexamethazone helps relieve symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue.
The oncologist said it is ok to take steroids as needed, but another oncologist said reduces the effectiveness of the treatment. I got the impression they don’t really know because the drug is new. The idea was if it means you can continue with treatment, it’s better to take it.
Anyone have any information about this?