asmakis Posted January 24, 2007 Share Posted January 24, 2007 We met with the Pulmonary Dr. today who confirmed the spread of the cancer in my dad's lungs with a large new growth in the middle of his left lung. He showed us on the computer how his air passageway to his lungs is being constricted, hence the shortness of breath. The ironic thing is that my dad has been feeling reasonably well aside from some minor fatigue and shortness of breath. And then my dad asks the dreaded question "What's the bottom line?" The Dr. responds with "3-4 months, maybe 6." All of our hearts just sank. We didn't think it was going to be such a small number. We've decided to hold out hope that the Tarceva, which he'll be starting in a few weeks, will be the miracle drug. The Dr. did say there was hope, but it was kind of like he wasn't singing its praises. When we left the Dr.'s my dad just kept saying that he was sorry. I hate that he feels responsible, he did nothing wrong. I realize that this is one of my longer posts, and perhaps I am rambling, but I need reasurance or glimmers of hope that Tarceva (at such a late stage) will help prolong my dad's life. Thank you, Amanda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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