bcd Posted January 3, 2008 Share Posted January 3, 2008 This is my first post. My father has stage IV lung cancer, NSCLC. Upper right lobectomy in August, considered stage 1, no chemo follow. Returned in October as stage IV with mets in the adrenal glad and median stynem lymph node. He is now on his second month of chemo, navelbine. We've been to the Hutch center in Seattle, as well as talking to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America group. The local onc. group here in Boise has been uncreative in chemo or treatment approach. Pop is 71 and in otherwise great health. He wants to fight but it's been hard to get anyone interested in extra efforts. We've found considerable information from Japan and other (more alternative) groups performing adrenalectomies and radiating localized spots, with combo chemo treatments for controlling additional mets. However, these proceedures don't follow the Med Onc group guidlines, and are not easily offered in the US. Is there anyone in a similair situation who's found a resouce or clinic they are happy with, working with cincial trails, etc.? Thanks Bryan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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