Robert A. Posted April 22, 2022 Share Posted April 22, 2022 Hello group, It's been a couple of crazy months since my last visit so here's a little update on my wife. In February she had her regular scan which showed some growth in her tumor. She has been on Tabrecta since June of 2020 with great results. When 1st diagnosed in October of 2019 she was given Keytruda & Carbo which also had good results with tumor shrinkage but after 6 moths the same thing happened, shrinking then tumor growth. After the Keytruda was no longer working the Dr. gave her a round of Chemo which hospitalized her for 5 days with gastrointestinal problems. Yesterday we had our 1st office visit with the Dr. in 20 months since all was going well our visits were through tele- conference. The Drs. plan was to start her on Tecentriq which was denied by the insurance and appealed by our Dr. and denied again. The Dr. wants her to continue with the Tabrecta until her next scan and see where we go from there. The reason given by the insurance company for denial was that Tecentriq is a immunotherapy like Keytruda which my wife has taken and it didn't work. I asked about surgery or radiation therapy but the Dr. said because of location of the tumor that was not an option. Feeling bummed but still hopeful. Robert. ChiMama and Justin1970 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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