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Benefit set for cancer victim, Swanson trying new treatment

 

October 17, 2017

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Debbie Swanson

Debbie Swanson of Havre, who was diagnosed with liver cancer in December and has been plagued with endless challenges since, said she hopes a recently approved treatment may be the break she badly needs.

A fundraiser is set for Thursday at Pizza Hut to help her and her husband with the costs of the treatment and other ongoing expenses.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved in September the antibody Opdivo, a type of immunotherapy, to treat liver cancer. Opdivo, according to cancer.org, is for people with hepatocellular cancer who were previously treated with Nexavar. Swanson sta...



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