krmloyd Posted February 16, 2006 Share Posted February 16, 2006 Hello everyone. I just found this board and have not yet browsed everything on this site. However I already can see there is a lot of hope and support here and I think you folks must be pretty awesome to give of yourselves to help others. I don't know how to put in my history yet, so I'll be brief about letting you know where I am in my fight. I was diagnosed with stage IIIB NSCLC, adenocarcinoma Feb. 17, 2005. The primary tumor is in a lymph node, right hilar region and supposedly inoperable. After 6 rounds of Taxol/Carboplatin we saw about 50% shrinkage of my 4 cm tumor. After 37 heavy duty radiation treatments, we saw another 1/2 cm shrinkage. However, since I completed my radiation in October of 2005, we are now seeing the tumor beginning to grow again. I am to start a stage II clinical trial with Tarceva/Digoxin March 1, 2006. I just learned of this latest news on Tuesday this week, and therefore have not yet had time to do much research. If anyone here has experience with Tarceva, I would be ever so grateful for anything you could tell me. I am a bit overwhelmed right now and knowing a little about what I might be able to expect would be a help. I know this probably sounds vain and shallow, but I'm wondering if I'll lose my hair again? It is only now starting to look relatively good again! I am finding conflicting info about this so far. Thanks for being here, and I look forward to getting to know you all! Blessings, Krista - Louisville, KY Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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