Peppermint Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 Good morning all. Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Patty (Peppermint). I am a 42-year-old wife and mother of 3 (17, 12 & 12). I am a non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in January 2012. Don't know how or why I got this terrible disease. I don't smoke or drink, worked out 3-4 times a week (tae kwon do) and eat good too, except for those darn chocolate chip cookies. LOL Anyway, I have been on chemo since Feb 22, 2012. Cisplatin first. I received 4 rounds of that and was then put on maintenance Alimta and Avastin. Been on that ever since. I have been kickin' cancer's dupa. My last visit on Sept 19th showed one troublemaker in my right lung. My oncologist has suggested either going on a new chemo, Docetaxel or a trial of either Tarceva or Tarceva w MM-121. Since I am still really good in the fight, the trial didn't sit well with me. I went for a second opinion and they have suggested perhaps just radiating this one spot and then trying the Tarceva. Having my first PET scan today so we will decide what direction soon. Can anyone give me their take on these options. I know it is ultimately my decision, but I need to be around for a long time. Thank you all. With Love, Patty Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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