ILUMOM Posted February 3, 2009 Share Posted February 3, 2009 Hi, It's been a very long time since I've posted on this site. Back in 2004 when my mom was originally diagnosed, I couldn't get enough of the message boards and learned so much. It is now 4 1/2 years since my mom was diagnosed with inoperable NSCLC Stage IIIB. Yes, she still has the tumor is her lung. It has shrunk over the years through various chemos (drips and oral) and radiation. She has survived a lot longer than others with her same diagnosis and we are so incredibly lucky. She is doing well, just tired a lot, but no pain or other mets in any of her body (besides the original brain mets she got early on...caused by being placed on a "Platinum" chemo...but that's another story...) Her doctors really don't know what to do for her. She's already been on so many different chemo's they are running out of options. They say that if we do nothing, the tumor will continue to grow. They want her to start chemo again with Taxol/Avastin. This is my question. Is there anyone out there who is a 4+ year survivor who has been given this chemo combo? Not as a first line treatment, but now, after many years of already ingesting so much poison into your body. This combo is powerful stuff and I'm thinking that it shouldn't be given to someone this late in the game. Her body's defenses are weakened from years and years of treatment and I'm afraid her body won't be able to rebound once again. Any advise and/or opinions are welcome. And, if I got any of my facts wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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