HI Janet, I was iniatally told I probably wouldn't be a candidate for surgery by my oncoclogist, after my 1st round of chemo I was coughing up blood so my oncologist ordered a another cat scan that showed considerable shrinkage in the tumor. Like you I wanted surgery and I am glad that it was done even with all the side effects. Please feel free to email me, I would be happy to share with you and too support you. take care David A
GO PISTONS IN 2004!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES,
DEPEND ON MIRACLES
nsclc stage 3 a dx 5/02
chemo; carboplatin & taxol
surgery;late july 02 rt upper lobe removed
radiation: 30 days completed mid nov. 02
Halloween2003, reoccurance in rt lung, lymph nodes and my back.
starting carboplatin, gemzar 11/04/03
da m n disease!!!!!!!!
Gemzar stopped 2/27/04 too many side effects.
Started Iressa 2/27/04
Stopped Iressa 4/3/04
Stable disease as of 4/16/04
Not Stable as of 7/26/04 growth in left airway and surrounding trachea
Started Alimta 7/30/04
bronchscopy, lazer surgery and stent dues for
LOVE IS A ROSE BUT YOU BETTER NOT PICK IT,
IT ONLY GROWS WHEN IT'S ON THE VINE