ashnnazila Posted June 25, 2020 Share Posted June 25, 2020 Hi, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 - NSCLC in January of 2019. Her main tumor was in her left lung and the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes by the time we found out she had cancer. Her first line of treatment was tagrisso - which was ultimately working fine until March 2020, the month she turned 50. She did have a couple of side effect issues throughout the year, but now we have gotten news her cancer is now resisting the tagrisso. She received a thracentesis and the results are that she has malignant pleaural effusion. The fluid has since come back into her lungs and her oncologist has recommended a Pleurodesis to help stop the fluid from accumulating. As for the MPE, there is new cancer on the lining of her left lung and her main tumor has grown. Her oncologist would like her to begin a clinical study of a combo of chemotherapy + Immunotherapy. Durvalumab + Platinum Doublet Chemotherapy (pemetrexed + carboplatin) I want to know what to expect as my mom has never received any type of chemo. treatment. I want and know my mom will live a long and prosperous life, but I want to make sure she is at ease and doesn't worry too much. Any advice at all is extremely appreciated. I read some of your stories and they are so inspiring and are one of the top reasons I keep strong for my mom. She's my best friend and I still have yet to show her the world. Thank you in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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