SSF Posted January 29, 2006 Share Posted January 29, 2006 Hello, I am so impressed by the compassion, partnership and knowledge that you all possess. I have been looking at this site since my husband was diagnosed in August with NSCLC, and it has been a blessing. This is the first time I have ever "spoken". Tim was diagnosed (finally, after going through "acid reflux" aignosis, sinus diagnosis) with NSCLC/adnocarcenoma stage I/II. After they operated he was restaged to 4, based on "BB" size tumours throughout the chest lining on the same lung. Pet scan/MRI showed no other spots. After seeing 4 different oncologist his treatment was carboplatinm/taxol. We tried to get avastin added early, but he was coughing up blood, so oncologist was not comfortable giving that. After 6 sessions, 2 cat scans w/no change, and the coughing up blood gone, he started on avastin + chemo for 2 sessions. SAW SHRINKAGE, so he's getting 2 more sessions then onto avastin/tarceva. Besides saying hello finally, and wanting to thank you all for your support even though you didn't know you were giving it, I wondered if anyone has had shrinkage of a tumour then gone back into have the primary tumour removed, or radiation on it. I have asked repeatedly if we can do radiation in addition and have been told no. I don't understand - can anyone help, or help me phrase the questions to the oncologist differently? Also, we are moving to Northern Idaho. Does anyone have an oncologist they think highly of in either Cort d'Alene or Spokane? Thank you to all!!! and God Bless you all! Sandra Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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