fight Posted February 10, 2007 Share Posted February 10, 2007 I am so glad that I found this site! I'm a 34 yr. old non-smoking female and I was diagnosed with NSCLC Stage 3 or 4 (depending on the doctor I ask) last October. I was shocked when I first got my diagnosis and was incredibly angry but have since managed to get through some of the anger and now have the stance that I'm going to fight with the last breath in my body to beat this thing. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful kids...a 6-yr old son and 2 yr daughter. I have had a rather tough week. After 5 cycles of chemo-Carbo/Taxol/Avastin it was determined via a scan last Monday that the tumor hasn't shrunk and I have developed a Pnemothorax. Since there was no shrinkage in the tumor it was decided to abandon the last cycle of chemo and go on to Tarceva. I will have to wait for the Pnemothorax to go away before starting Tarceva. This journey is what I like to compare to a roller coaster ride. I don't know if I will be up one day or down the next. I don't know what's coming around the next corner. I just have to go on faith. It is comforting for me knowing others are fighting the same battle and even more comforting knowing some of you are beating it! Thanks for reading this. It was good to get it off my chest! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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