Barb73 Posted December 3, 2008 Share Posted December 3, 2008 We were over at the Cancer Center today, and spoke with the oncologist. He told Bill and me that the only thing moving in the growth area are the neck nodules. The chest looked OK. Treatment is in the planning. He mentioned two: one was taxotere and the other was Navelbine. He said that of the two - the taxotere would be considered as having more side effects. I asked him about the clinical trial. The one that seemed to be a possibility was one with a new drug and Tarceva. It is a Pfizer trial. They would pay for the other drug if he was to receive it, but not for the Tarceva. They said that it is considered a regular chemotherapy. We would need to pay for it, or our healthcare drug plan - if our healthcare plan would cover it. We read the papers (even though we do not know if Bill qualifies). The new drug side effects seem quite scary. Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive as I read it, but I am also thinking about all of this for neck nodules? Someone, please talk to me. Bill and I are at a loss as to what to do. So many thoughts are running rampant through my mind. Thank you for any input. Any opinions would be appreciated on this. Barbara Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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