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did she have lung and rain cancer to or just lung ? my doc said no to tarceva cause it spred to brain i was wondering maybe was this the same as your mom?
She has done very well with chemo and radiation until recently. She was started on Tarceva about 3 weeks ago. Recently, she has been experiencing a lot of confusion. I cannot find anywhere that this is a side effect of Tarceva (it is the only drug she is on at this time). Is it possible that she has a brain metastases? If not, what are the likely causes.
Hi, My 69 year old Dad has stage 4 Lung nsc cancer that he has been battling for over 2 years with good results from first Tarceva, then Chemo and prior to that radiation to mets to his brain. He is an otherwise healthy, robust, nonsmoking person. Last month he started experiencing problems walking, nausea and headaches. He was referred to a Neurologist who recommended a Shunt to help regulate the fluid in his brain. It has been a nightmare ever since.
I'm doing research as quickly as I can to help she and her husband make an informed decision about what to do...if anything. The local drs are recommending 4 weeks of full brain radiation followed by tarceva. Prior to the finding the mets, they were planning 6 weeks of radiation to the right lung in combination with etoposide and cisplatin. I'd appreciate any feedback. My thanks in advance to all responses....
Hi, My 69 year old Dad has stage 4 Lung nsc cancer that he has been battling for over 2 years with good results from first Tarceva, then Chemo and prior to that radiation to mets to his brain. He is an otherwise healthy, robust, nonsmoking person. Last month he started experiencing problems walking, nausea and headaches. He was referred to a Neurologist who recommended a Shunt to help regulate the fluid in his brain. It has been a nightmare ever since.
could the cells be metastasis lung cancer(although the doctors are still not sure)? if so why high pressure on the brain? and if these cells were cancer cells tarceva would prevent them from forming tumours right?and since after the surgery all the test my mum took was clean and clear, nothing really wrong with anything except for the "abnormal cells", could tarceva kill off these abnormal cells once and for all and live normally again?
well we had to take Owen off the Tarceva, it was worse than the cancer. but it has gone to the brain so they say 3-6 months. He is on oxygen at home, and on morphine, its very hard on us all, I feel so sorry for him. Pray for him please all of us, I t has been crazy these past 2 months, so now its making him comfortable.
We think that this too is shrinking the tumours and perhaps also helping the brain mets as Tarceva is supposed to cross the blood brain barrier. The pill costs $2700 a month so hopefully it is worth it. Fortunately, my insurance covers the drug so far. This is his second month of treatment What stage of cancer did your husband get diagnosed with?
The doctors are now hestiant to give it to him, though, because they are not sure if the problems caused by his bone mets could handle treatment by Tarceva. Is Tarceva not recommended for patients with bone mets? From what I'm reading it seems like one of the only things that could help him at this point. What do you think? Thanks so much for your help.
They put him on Tarceva( a pill he took everyday) And after 6-7 weeks, he had tests done which showed it didn't do anything.. the tumor has grown. They said there is no other options.. no surgery/ no chemo/ no radiation. Has anyone out there had a similar diagnosis and is there any hope for him. I want a second opinion but do not know even where we could go.?
He had radiation, chemo (4 cycles of cisplastin and vinrelobine) and then tarceva (for 30 days). The Tarceva had to be discontinued as he was coughing up blood) along with the expected facial rash.
My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 NSCLC in Sept. of 07. She also had tumors in the brain. She was given Radiation for the brain tumor and those shrunk and still seem to be to shrinking. To the point where the tumors are barely visible on the MRI. After Radiation on her brain she was given IV Chomo - Taxitol. I believe. After 2 rounds the tumor had shrunk about 30% and after 4 rounds it only shrunk a small amount.
In 2005, he had Tarceva. In 2008 they discovered metastasis to the liver (3 lesions) and he underwent chemo again (I think Avastin) and he finished the treatment in March. The doctor said the tumors in both the lungs and liver were smaller. For the past 3 weeks he´s been vomiting, but sporadically. There is no pattern. It doesn´t matter if he eats lightly or heavily. Some days he vomits once, some days nothing. He went to see a Gastroenterologist. They did a sonogram...
She is not a candidate for treatment and is refusing even palliative tx such as Tarceva. PET Scan showed no evidence of cancer in brain, liver or bone. Because she is experiencing no symptoms she is hesistant to participate in a home hospice program. What symptoms are generally experienced and if possible a general timeline for disease progression.
Hi, The usual treatments given may include platinol, gemzar, taxol, taxotere. Was the drug mentioned but withdrawn for fear of bleeding Avastin? Current treatment usually involves 2 drugs and if without contraindications - a third drug Avastin is considered. I failed to inquire in the other post if the chemotherapy involves 1 or 2 drugs? Are you sure all she is getting is platinol? not a combination of platinol with 1 of the drugs I mentioned above?
9th, they found tumors on both lungs, in his brain, blood and bone. He died March 5th in his sleep. Chemo would have only afforded him maybe one uncomfortable month. The only thing you might look into is Iseral (hope it's spelled right). It only works in 10% of Lung Cancer patients, those patients that have some certain receptor 6...However, my dad's oncologist had a patient go into remission from stage IV. I think hospice can even pay for it if the doctor writes the right thing down.
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