well we are now on month 10 after diag. of stage 4 nsclc mom went thru 13 cycles of Taxol seemed to do nothing. 3 rounds of Avastin/Carboplatin/ Altima and she was a bat out of hell and feels like the tumors are shrinking..will know soon after the pet scan, pneumonia caught hold she is in host. now and I am praying she makes it out of it. They gave her steroids and she hallucinates on them cause they mix with meds she is on..very weird but has happed 2 times now??Mom use to be on oxygen 24/7 now she goes 5 hours with out ,maybe this is why the pneumonia took hold??Avastin really seems to be the golden egg of chemo if we can only get her to eat right keep house sanatized and dehumidfier running all the time,,and she needs her abuterol 4 times a day.