JennyS Posted September 6, 2005 Share Posted September 6, 2005 My name is Jenny and my mum was dx in March 2005 with inoperable, incureable, stage IV nsclc, with mets to the bone. She has just finished her 5th cycle of chemo (gemcitibine/cistplatin) and her onc told her that this will be the last chemo session for her unless the cancer becomes more aggressive, then he will try small bouts of chemo. This news shocked us all as she has been doing really well, has only just been getting more side effects with her last two cycles. Her last scan showed a marked improvement on the primary mass and almost all of her small cloudy ones have disappeared from both lungs. Mum has decided that she does not want the last chemo because she feels there is no need to put herself thru the side effects if this is all he is going to offer. I have been reading some great stories on this site that have given me reason to believe Mum can last a lot longer. I told my sister to ask the onc on thursday why this will be the end of chemo and are there any trials that she might be eligible for...that's providing mum lets her ask the question! Mum is very stubborn, she will only let you ask the onc questions that you have run past her first and that she approves of otherwise she cuts you down in front of the onc and you feel quite stupid! Anyway, thankyou to all for giving me hope, now I hope I can do the same for mum Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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