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... I spoke with my doctor yesterday and she mentioned taxotere or maybe a combo drug chemo again. I already have enough fatigue and tiredness. I surely do not need anymore. ... (9 replies)
... Please do not feel guilty over the tarceva and your fathers's death as it is not your fault at all. ... (12 replies)
Tarceva and Men
Feb 26, 2009
... shrinkage. He had a ct scan and the onc told us that he wants to do two rounds of the same chemo every three weeks but at a higher dose since he is finished with the radiation. ... (0 replies)

... I personally feel that quality is always better than quantity...but that it such an individual choice.....when ...God forbid....I am faced w that....at this point in my life I would choose quality....but if faced w/ x amount of months left...I could change my mind:)...It is so individual...as a caregiver...i want quality...if they can't be cured...want comfort for them...but... (15 replies)
... they wanted to put my stepfather on...He started with the Tarceva...He has scares from the rash of the medication...Before they could start the chemo they had to do a head CT due to bleeding out. Two brain tumors, to our surprise. ... (15 replies)
... They need to do radiation to the brain...as most regular chemo treatments do not touch the cancer in the brain. Although reluctant...Drs will tell you if there is no hope...and nothing more they can offer... ... (15 replies)
... smoker. We have done Tarceva since May of 2006. Last week we found out that the cancer has spread to lymph nodes. ... (15 replies)
... Once again after reading all your post here I have to say I admire you and your decision. You are not a Quitter for not doing chemo as what would you be quitting..life? ... (31 replies)
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... We got the results back of my mothers PET Scan. She has stage 3 lung cancer. They started her on Tarceva 5 days ago. Her cough is not as bad as it was 5 days ago and the Dr. is pretty amazed with that. ... (8 replies)
... When Iressa was taken off the market they said it was because it was not doing what they had expected. ... (13 replies)
... as soon walking without feeling short of breath and saying she was feeling better then she had in years. After that first month she was switched from Iressa to Tarceva as Tarceva had just been approved 2 months prior and Iressa was being taken off the market. ... (10 replies)
... that I get this set schedule. All I want to do is scream wake up folks life is not fair like it or not. At least my boss is understanding. ... (1 replies)
... ow of black lymph nodes have appeared along the lining of his pleural but everything else remains the same. The doctor said for my husband to either start on the Tarceva pills or he could take a month or two off to feel good. We were told that the side effects of the Tarceva were rashes and diarrhea. ... (5 replies)
... Jeff, My heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. What an awful event to have to witness. I hope you and your mom can put aside what you witnessed and carry only the memories of what must have been a very loving relationship with a great man. ... (12 replies)
... d one with lung cancer know your fears all too well. My mom did not get alot of shrinkage with her first chemo but the tumor did not grow it just stayed stable. What we saw major improvement and shrinkage with was the Tarceva. ... (1 replies)
"life"
Nov 1, 2007
... ent . Her mets were in the liver yet she opted for treatment and lived another 2.5 yrs and most of it was very good quality time .The 2nd line treatment she got Tarceva which wiped out the actual lung tumor and it never came back and it wiped out some of the liver mets but the liver mets did eventually start growing again. ... (11 replies)
... ral occasions. He had a lot of cancer to begin with and still does. Never has been cancer free, but so far, his cancer likes his chest the best. We never know what to expect from one scan to another and try to prepare, but there are no hard, fast rules in this game. ... (29 replies)
To Taffas
Jun 29, 2007
... rted chemo she would have to avoid crowds, no eating out , shopping, movies etc. I sat on the window sill of the hospital room and thought of all the never will do agains I was facing.Or of all the lasts that had past without my knowing it and my world crashed before me as I thought how will I ever endure this? ... (0 replies)
... Yes you came to the right place to vent as everyone here understands what you are going through as we have all either been there or are currently there. ... (6 replies)




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