1saltydog Posted December 22, 2007 Share Posted December 22, 2007 I am new to this board but not to this topic. I am 66 y/o male non smoker and three year (almost) survivor of NSCLC(Adeanocarcinoma). I was diagnosed in March of 05 as stage IIB (5cm mass) and had a resection of my left upper lobe. After adjuvant chemo with Carbo/taxol, I figured I was home free, so it was another big surprise, when the cancer recurred two year ago.. this time with mets to the bones (shoulder, hip, and spine x4). Went on Tarceva then, in Jul 07, Alimata (plus Zometa) and have been more or less stable since then (25 rounds). I still consider myself to be very lucky. I am still very active and manage to stay fit. Like the ancient mariner, I feel an obligation to spread the news about Lung Cancer and how badly this disease has been treated by the National Health establishnment. I have become an activist on this and am very involved with the Lung Cancer Alliance where we are fighting for Federal funding for Lung Cancer research among other things. Glad to be part of this forum Phil C Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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