ashnnazila Posted July 22, 2020 Share Posted July 22, 2020 Hi everyone, I just wanted to start by saying you are all so inspiring and just the mere fact of reading your support for one another helps me every single day. I apologize in advance for the lengthy message! I have recently joined this forum - as this is an entire new world for me - I feel out of my league here. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer in January 2019. Her first line of treatment was Tagrisso - which she was taking with little to no issues for about a year and a half. In June of 2020, we found out her cancer was resisting the Tagrisso due to Malignant Pleural Effusion. She recieved surgery where her thoracic surgeon used some Talc Powder on the upper lining of her lung, but she does have a PleurX catheter, which is being drained 3 times a week. The fluid is between 10-15 CC - so thankfully the surgery has been working. We are awaiting to start a clinical trial of a combo of chemo. (carboplatin) and immunotherapy (imfinzi). Pardon my spelling. Upon waiting to begin this clinical trial, we have been notified that with an MRI result - they found a 1 cm nodule in the right temporal lobe of her brian. Her nurse says this is easily treatable with one round of radiation - as it was caught early. I still havent even shared this news with my mom as I know it would devastate and scare the life out of her. She has already come so far - any advice on this entire process, chemo / radiation / immunotherapy / and how to tell her the news of this new founding would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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