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Update on Mom!

ihavehope11
  • By ihavehope11 · Posted 3:27 am
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Im up late its 3:06 eastern time...So I decided to give everyone an update on my mom. She's doing good, yesterday (Friday) was her 7th WBR Treatment I believe... 7th or 8th. So far so good...she just ...

Tarceva day 1. Mom started taking it today.

29grampian
  • By 29grampian · Posted 1:09 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • Mom started Tarceva today. After all the twist and turn getting the correct receptor test result (we had a false-negative EGFR test and her oncologist insisted no retest needed) we are finally here. Sometimes ...

Phase III Immunotherapy Lung Cancer Trial Stopped Early

TriciaMMurray

VS-6063 Trial Drug

Sunnyjessica
  • By Sunnyjessica · Posted yesterday at 10:19 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • I started VS-6063 seven weeks ago, and I have seen some positive results. I have less disease pain and minimal side effects. I just have fatigue in the afternoon, but coffee helps battle that. At first ...

Loss of vision

Viajo
  • By Viajo · Posted yesterday at 10:17 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 0 replies
  • Has anyone lost or had a loved one lose part of their sight a year or so after cyberknife? A few weeks ago Bill woke up and his right eye was grayed out from the middle down. Now it has progressed to ...

MRI 6 months check in

4ba
  • By 4ba · Posted yesterday at 9:12 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 4 replies
  • Results are in! Mom has been putting off her 6 month MRI for weeks. Finally she got it done and waited 10 days for the results. ALL CLEAR! Phew this is a big sigh of relief. She has her 3 month check ...

Positive Mental Attitude, and then some!

Stubby55
  • By Stubby55 · Posted yesterday at 5:22 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 10 replies
  • I've never posted a link before so I don't know if this will work. My elder daughter shared this on my Facebook page. I think it's inspiring, hope you do to. (If it works!). Btw, it was all I could manage ...

Update on Mums journey

cher54
  • By cher54 · Posted yesterday at 5:19 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • After her round of carbo/gemzar , Mum had a pet scan and found that sone of her mets had shrunk, but the cancer in her lung and bones had increased. They started her on Altima. After her first dose she ...

JOKES # 51

Russia
  • By Russia · Posted yesterday at 4:52 pm
  • Discussion in Hope, friends and humor · 4 replies
  • REMEMBER THESE ARE NUNS! CONDUCTOR IS ANDRE RIEU. ENJOY.... http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=FcL F5wopyjo ...

Upcoming AZ Lung Cancer Support Group Lunch

phoenixmom
  • By phoenixmom · Posted yesterday at 4:35 pm
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Hello everyone! I just wanted to remind anyone who is in Arizona that we will be having our next Lung Cancer Support Group Lunch on Tuesday May 6 around 10:30. We meet at the Wildflower Bread Company ...

Some good news to share

celltelluser
  • By celltelluser · Posted yesterday at 2:40 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 21 replies
  • Some news to share ~ I became a Registered Nurse as of today. I was dx during my last week of precepting but had enough hours so the college let me graduate. I did not go to pinning, I did not study for ...

Tribulations and Fun in a Clinical Trial

poksa
  • By poksa · Posted yesterday at 2:33 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 11 replies
  • Latest news: After all the tests, scans, and bloodletting, Dr. C declared me qualified and accepted for participation in the CO-1686 Phase 2 trial. If you a. are bored b. have nothing else to do c. like ...

"Muki " Mary Ann Benoit

AnnikaH
  • By AnnikaH · Posted yesterday at 2:02 pm
  • Discussion in In memoriam · 14 replies
  • Mary Ann Benoit April 05, 1958 - December 29, 2013 Dear Friends, It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I write this. Our friend “Muki” has passed. My heart goes out to her family and friends with ...

Afatinib

Tstephen
  • By Tstephen · Posted yesterday at 1:54 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone! I was diagnosed of NSCLC stage IV last May 2013. I was taking Tarceva for 9 months. Pet/CT scan results in Sept 2013 and March 2014 showed significant decrease in size of the tumor in my ...

After treaatment

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Eye problems on Tarceva

Faithandme
  • By Faithandme · Posted yesterday at 12:57 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III · 3 replies
  • I posted a question but cannot find the discussion concerning it.. I wanted to find out if anyone has had eye problems on Tarceva? My lower eye-lids have lesions somewhat like the face rash. My face rash ...

My oncologist called me a walking miracle.

Denzie
  • By Denzie · Posted yesterday at 12:29 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 43 replies
  • So I'm happy dancing. We talked about my treatment and recovery and all that good stuff. I told him I thought I was just a freak of nature. LOL! We looked at the ct to see the individual rib fractures ...

Painting the house w lung cancer

Arrin
  • By Arrin · Posted yesterday at 12:01 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 7 replies
  • Hello, so after my mom came home from the hospital from a difficult washout period of xalkori, she has decided she no longer likes the way her house looks. Heyho, if a change of scenery is what she's ...

TARCEVA DIVAS AND DUDES 04/18/2014

Branastasia
  • By Branastasia · Posted yesterday at 11:45 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 10 replies
  • Welcome Divas, Dudes, Caretakers, Newbies and Lurkers! One thing cancer has done for me (other than the eyelashes) is a readjustment of things that make me crazy. Before I was married I filed my taxes ...

Why are we not prepared for post-surgical pain?

JulieanneG
  • By JulieanneG · Posted yesterday at 11:24 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 12 replies
  • I was responding to yet another question about whether pain from surgery is normal, and I think I blew an inner gasket. Actually, this was the same burning question that first led me to Inspire after ...
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