Bill Posted January 23, 2005 Share Posted January 23, 2005 My wife's CT scan results delivered her grim news. Verbatim read > " Diffuse increase in size and number of EXTREMELY NUMEROUS ( ~ 200 ) Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary Nodules and slight increase in size of left subapical soft tissue mass ( primary tumor ) consistent with progression of metastatic neoplastic disease. Left AP window lympjadenopathy subjacent to the left subapical soft tissue mass ". I spoke with the rad onc Saturday. He stated that the tumor spread is too extensive to perform any radiation. Ditto the neurosurgeon. They say it's chemo or nothing. I phone the med onc Monday morning and speak my mind. He completely blew this lung tumor progression. Amateurish mistake by incorrectly assuming that she and her lungs were doing fine because she had no lung symptoms. Obviously, no more Gemzar / carbo if I have anything to say about it. I'm familiar with Iressa / Tarceva tx and results. But, what about Taxol and Taxotere and any other readily available alternate drugs. ? Anybody switch to one of these and have success ? IMO my wife certainly won't be asymptomatic in her lungs for much longer if this situation isn't reversed. On top of this lung tumor invasion, she also has tumor progression in her L-spine. Her brain is slightly improved and the other cancerous areas in her body look to be essentially unchanged compared against previous Aug & Sept '04 scans. Thanks for any input. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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