My husband, Vic, was diagnosed with Stage IV NSCLC in August "06. It was non operable. He had a round of six chemo treatments: taxol with carbo platinum. It worked great. He had almost a 50% reduction in tumor size. His doctor was happy and said he could have a break from chemo and would need a 3 month CT scan to monitor any changes. Vic felt great -almost back to normal (he has had pain and numbness in his feet and hands from the chemo.) We were totally unprepared for the results we received at that 3 month doctor's appointment. Our doctor gave us the news the cancer was growing back and rapidly. The next week Vic started a 3 week on and one week off of the same treatment -taxol with carbo platinum. On his fourth treatment his blood pressure dropped to 60/30 and he was starting to lose consciousness. EMS was called and an ambulance took him to the hospital. His oncologist said "we almost lost him."The doctors think he had a severe allergic reaction to the carbo platinum. He is fine now but we are scared. . Vic has an appointment with his doctor for a consult but no chemo. He needs to have tests for heart damage due to the drop in his blood pressure and an irregular EKG test following his allergic reaction. Basically -help! Where do we go from here? Has anyone else had this problem and what treatment are you receiving? Any advice would be appreciated.