lisaRN Posted September 16, 2004 Share Posted September 16, 2004 My husband started Iressa 3 weeks ago tommorrow.... his onc told us that he will see us on monday 9/20 to evaluate whether or not it is working..... he gave Taxotere 6 weeks and did a repeat CT to find progression of disease..... thats when he changed him to Iressa... the thing that puzzles me is that in Florida, when we went to Mayo Clinic, the docs there said they would give Iressa about 5 months to work...they said it takes time.... i cannot find any info on Iressa's website and since the oncologists are more like artists than scientists in the sense that they each have their own goals and methods of obtaining them, it makes it extremely difficult to sort through the differrences like this.... whose right? whose wrong? i know it is really anybody's guess with these drugs and it is different for everyone.... my question is, does anyone have any experiences with how long it takes Ireesa to kick in and show whether it is controlling the disease or not? thanks in advance for any helpful words.... Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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