lsaut Posted December 11, 2015 Share Posted December 11, 2015 Stage IV nsclc squamous carcinoma. I hope I'm saying that right. Main tumour is at the top of the left lung at windpipe. Many smaller tumours in pleura and spread to lymph nodes. DSD has decided to do radiation and chemo. Radiation starts next Thursday for an initial five days and then another possible five. Will target main tumour that is causing pain and swallowing problems. Then several three week cycles of taxol and carboplatin chemo. We will continue at the cancer centre three hours from home because we are very happy with the care and facilities. Will see how he responds to treatment and go from there. His doctor put it such that 50% of people being treated would see an improvement in symptoms or dely in worsening symptoms. And would extend life 6-8 months for that 50%. So we can hope. So far he is very positive and just wants to take each day as it comes. We will focus on trying to keep him healthy and happy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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