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Chemo response

Suzie Q

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:D Hooray!

I did post last month on the newcomers/intro section, but I've only lurked here. My dear mom, age 63, has stage IV NSCLC (adeno). She finished 2 rounds of clinical trial of Gemzar, Carboplatin, and velcade, and just got her CT results: 30% shrinkage! Her left upper lobe is even getting a little air now (was totally collapsed around the primary).

We knew she was getting some response because of the decrease in severity of symptoms, but who knew it would be this good? She said her onc came in the room with a smile on his face, and DIDN'T turn around to close the door this time (you know how they do that to buy time for the bad news they really don't want to give), so she immediately felt relieved before he even opened his mouth.

She goes right back at it tomorrow with the chemo, re-evaluate with CT after the next two rounds.

So we're pretty pleased. Hopefully the next evaluation will be as good!

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