I've been told that there are no targeted therapies for squamous cell lung cancer. Do oncologists therefore not test for mutations if it has been diagnosed as squamous cell? That is what my moms doctor told us. I would think they would test anyway in case something comes up. Originally they told us they did test for mutations. And last week when I asked what mutations they tested for they said no, they did not test because she was diagnosed with squamous cell. Is that normal protocol to not test for mutations if it is squamous cell? I'm tempted to have them test anyway.
I've found some interesting links that I will be printing out and showing my moms oncologist on Thursday when I take her in for her first chemo session.