Thanks Sharonjo...I remember Tommy telling me that you were having this done, way back when Colleen first got diagnosed. he even sent me the video link from channel 6 or 3 or one of them. Col is being treated at Jefferson as well...
How have the treatments been working for you, I know initially Tommy had said that they had been helping you.
Hope you and Tommy are both doing well.
Wife Colleen, Age 34,
DX at Age 31 on Friday October 13th, 2006, with brain tumor.
Surgery to remove tumor, successful and fully removed.
Testing showed it was a met of lung origin.
DX stage IV nsclc - Adeno, both lungs, bone, bronchi, etc.
Immediately began Chemo and WBR, as well as lung radiation. 15 radiation treatments and 6 chemos carbo / taxal(sp?). 20% to 30% improvement after first three, no change, slighly worse after 2nd three.
March 2007-begin Tarceva. June scans show improvement. Lungs slightly better, airways more open, effusion gone. Continue Tarceva.
August '07 Scans. Stable from June. Continue Tarceva.
December '07. Cancer on lungs looks less dense. An improvement!!!! Everything else stable. Continue Tarceva.
March '08 - Stable Continue Tarceva
Jluy '08 - Stable everywhere, BUT new pericardial effusion found...
Effusion left as quickly and quietly as it appeared..Good news there.
Oct. '08- all still STABLE...
July '09 - Growth seen on Tarceva - stay on Tarceva, but adding chemo of Carboplatinum and Alitma