Kamoto Posted July 18, 2022 Share Posted July 18, 2022 I finally had my 2nd opinion consult with Mayo Clinic today. The agree, Stage IV lung cancer, and agree with the Tagrisso drug plan of action. But they wanted to know why I had no plan in place for the Esophogeal Cancer which they with almost certainty is NOT an EGFR mutation with lungs being the source. Unfortunately there are ZERO drugs which I can take for both Lung and Esophagus Cancer. So Esophagus treatment will not be surgical, as the tumor is at the junction of the stomach. And since I have a stage IV lung cancer, no surgeon will agree to remove the Esophagus tumor. So Chemo is most likely to be recommended for the Esophagus tumor. I don't think I want that. I'm doing so well on Tagrisso, with zero side effects. Two weeks in now, and my rib pain is gone where before Tagrisso the pain was so bad it sent me to the ER. I'm not getting rid of stage 4 cancer with Tagrisso. So why bother to also try and attack the 2nd cancer I have. I'm inclined to live well, on Tagrisso, and when the Esophageal cancer goes stage 4, let it take me. Mayo is formulating their plan, up to me if I want to sign on to it. I don't think I have the will to experience Chemo. My mother did, and it just ruined her last six months of life. LouT and Tom Galli 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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