trubltoo Posted October 10, 2004 Share Posted October 10, 2004 Hello all! I've heard very good things about this list from the acor lists, so here I am. I'm a 43 yo female, nonsmoker, diagnosed with stage iv bronchioloalveolar carcinoma in March. It looks like I have new disease progression, and am weighing my treatment options. I am currently on Iressa and 800 mgs of celebrex. These are the options currently under discussion with my onc. I see her again on Wednesday. 1) Increasing the celebrex to 1200 mgs/day to see if I can gain stabilization again. 2) Erbitux is probably out of reach for me. 3) We are discussing Altima but she would prefer gemzar/navelbine. I would like to hear any input about people with BAC particularly, with this combo. She also suggested that a port be put in, and I am really reluctant to do this. I should tell you that I had a greatly beloved sister who died of stage iv uterine cancer in April 2001. And going the standard chemo with port route just brings up way too much emotionally. I also need to stay as healthy as possible as I am a single parent. So, I am trying to weigh the pros and cons. 4) Tarceva would be the next step...I am wondering about the option of keeping on my current treatment with Iressa with celebrex (but at 1200 mgs instead of 800 mgs) until Tarceva is approved....would this be worse than a standard chemo which is not likely to help? Thanks for being here. Any input is welcome! Beverly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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