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... I have not posted for awhile but last week we got my mom's second CT results since starting the Tarceva in Jan. 2005 for NSCLC . The first CT showed dramatic improvements. The 2nd CT shows some slight growth in some of the liver mets but the lung is stable. Dr. ... (0 replies)
... The good news is they have taken care of her brain met and if she is like my mom maybe they will give her Tarceva and she will have the good responce my mom did as it did away with the lung tumor and though she has been off Tarceva since Aug. ... (15 replies)
... I have been following your thread for a while. My heart just breaks at knowing the cancer has kicked in again, since things were going so well for so long. ... (9 replies)

Hi everyone
Dec 18, 2006
... o take that risk should have been hers not his as from day one she was told he could not offer her a cure.My argument was if it killed her so what the cancer was going to kill her and at least she would have tried and maybe even have been lucky but he would not give in!And it should have been her decision not his! ... (7 replies)
... it for him. His only line of defense. He did carboplatin and gemzar for 6 months with excellent results. He went into remission for 28 days. Then he started Tarceva the first week of Nov. Tarceva caused some serious skin issues for him..a horrid rash that had what looked like fluid filled postules with it. ... (10 replies)
... Renea, I am glad that my mom's experience with Tarceva can be an inspiration to your husband. ... (5 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)
... er my mom's own experience with NSCLC stage IV. I myself feel and pray that in the very near future lung cancer will be treated with the biological drugs such as Tarceva and Avastin and the cancer vaccines and that chemo will be a thing of the past. ... (9 replies)
... th and came off of it Dec 16th or so. The rash started pretty quickly, I want to say probably the milder part during the 1st week. ... (10 replies)
Prayers Please
Dec 13, 2005
... Board family", I am asking for prayers this week. After everying in the last couple of weeks, my hubb's onc appt got moved up to today and none too soon. He is going in for a lung tap tomorrow, another CT on Thu and back to the onc on Fri. ... (16 replies)
... My mom choose Alimta over Taxotere when the Tarceva quit working . She was dreading going back on chemo and loosing the great quality of life the Tarceva had given her so faced her first treatment feeling a bit down but you know what? ... (9 replies)
My mom's CT
Oct 17, 2006
... had gotten to it before it spread to the liver, the Tarceva would have done what it did and since we had no liver mets she would still be stable and still be on Tarceva as we would be assuming since the lung tumor was gone and has not returned that it was still working. Instead we are calling hospice! ... (6 replies)
... You probably read my Tarceva adventure. ... (12 replies)
... r's visit on May 2. My husband had told the doctor that he had been coughing up pinkish like stuff in his phlegm. The doctor immediately told him that he was not going to administer the Avastin anymore. He was supposed to stay on Avastin even after the last treatment. ... (5 replies)
Lost
Apr 16, 2007
... My husband has been in the hospital for over two weeks with a low grade fever. I believe the cancer has spread to his liver, but his doctor will not do a liver biopsy! Could you please tell me your experience with the fevers (12 replies)
Lost
Apr 15, 2007
... years we had just been battling the mets to her liver . Tarceva wiped out the lung tumor and it never came back. ... (12 replies)
To Stephen21
Feb 16, 2008
... have seen some of your post and hope what I can say might help. My mom age 82 died of NSCLC Nov. 25 2006 after a 2.5 year battle so I know alot of what you are going through and how hard it is to put the cancer out of your mind. ... (4 replies)
... hrown into turmoil as a result of a medical diagnosis, it is difficult to rationalize just exactly what is happening, what the prognosis is to be...and how it is going to affect your family and possibly, the rest of your life. ... (2 replies)
For Conan
May 8, 2007
... ta seemed preferable. I have read of some remarkarble results of shrinking tumors quickly, with moderate side effects. We were very forunate that Patsy tolerated Tarceva well and it did seem to be working, but lately her performance and symptoms seems to indicate otherwise. ... (4 replies)




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