KarHart Posted September 5, 2005 Share Posted September 5, 2005 Unfortunately, much sooner than I hoped. Kens scans on Thurs. showed progression in the liver after 2 rounds of chemo. We don't even know how many tumors there are, the doctor said between 8 and 12 and that he could tell by looking at the scan they were worse. He is also getting Avastin. Right now we are committed to pay for it. The good news was that we get a discounted price from $30,000 a treatment to $11,000 each. They put us on a payment plan, $600/month. Of course after the next one in 3 weeks it will be $1,200/month and so on. Once Medicare denies it we can appeal to Genentech for the replacement drug. Apparently, we have to have the denial first. On the way to the hospital Ken said he hated getting scans since they were always bad news. I tried to be optimistic, I really thought the chemo would work at least for awhile. I know a lot of people are on Tarceva. Has anyone had liver mets that Tarceva has helped? It just amazes me that nothing has even slowed down the liver tumors, it is really scary. He will have a scan after 2 months on the Tarceva. If it does not at least stop the progression the only thing left is to try to find a clinical trial that he could go into. If anyone knows of any trials that might be appropriate please let me know. Thank you. Karen H Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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