scohen5088 Posted December 1, 2004 Share Posted December 1, 2004 My girlfriend was dx in sept with nsclc stage3 I think. She had hodkins in 1979 and had chemo and radiation. In 1999 she was dx with pulminary fibrosis and put on oxigen. She is now on a ventilator in a nursing rehab. She was put on a ventilator when they did biopsy on mass in center of chest. They said she could not have radiation because she had it in 1979. They said no chemo because she could not fight off infection on vent. One oncolgist gave her Irressa and it stopped tumor from growing after 30 days of treatment. Because she is on the ventilator she has to be transported in a ambulance and not to many Doc's come to nursing rehab. Can Irressa still shrink tumor even know it stopped growth in 1st month? If it does then her breathing should improve and maybe she can get off ventilator and have access to other treatments. Just my first post and would like any replies with any type of help. Thank you all for your time and kindness, Steve p.s. do they have spell check here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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