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gefitinib by Iressa for NSCLC


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  • 3 months later...

I have been on gefitinib since last October and I have not had many side effects from it. Had a CT scan this morning and my condition is stable. Tomorrow will be another good day.

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True, cancer cells can mutate and become resistant to drugs.  This didn't happen to me.  My cancer came back 3 times after chemo, but each cycle of treatment saw a reduction is number and size of tumors.


If it does happen, your doctor will notice unfavorable scan results.  Often, a change in chemo drugs, or addition of an additional chemo drug is ordered to combat the mutation.  I've read good things about gefitinib.  I hope it works for you.


Stay the course.



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