francesbean Posted September 28, 2005 Share Posted September 28, 2005 I admit I am quite disappointed that there is no reduction at all, after six rounds of chemo... but this is still good news, right? Stable since May 2005. Dad's largest tumor is around 6 - 7 cm. and I presume the size is causing him discomfort in one way or another. Even the nodules in the right lung are still there. The oncologist prescribed Tarceva as maintenance drug and at 175,000 Philippine pesos ($3182) every month that is really steep. I'm on a quest to avail of financial assistance for the drug, so I'm looking around and checking local websites, but I haven't been lucky yet. I'm hoping for partial or better yet, full response will Tarceva. I have done some reading and I believe it works better on non-smokers. Any smokers / former smokers 'round here who's doing great with Tarceva? I know Leslie is one of them. Would anyone with a history of smoking be so kind to share your experiences with the drug regarding effectiveness? I thank everyone for the overwhelming support as I go through this journey. All my love. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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