cured or indolent

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October 27, 2014 at 7:25 pm  #1266713    
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Dr. West just wrote, “… almost invariably tends to accelerate over time, though sometimes that’s just from “extremely indolent” to “still pretty indolent, but less so” over many years (admittedly, the best case scenario).”

I wonder if there’s anyway to say my husband’s case more exemplifies the above description as opposed to being cured of the pancoast tumor by concurrent chemo/rads plus 2 non definitive metastasis being benign processes.

While time will only tell the above quote really caught my attention. No pressure :wink: I know we’re the lucky ones no matter what.


October 28, 2014 at 7:50 am  #1266718    


Janine, I understand where you’re coming from. I’ve put myself in the same category as your husband. Well, until these headaches started. But I’m planning to come back next week and say it’s not cancer related!

ME: Diagnosed Stage 1A in July 09, ULL, no further treatment. Diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb. 11, again Stage 1. All scans were clear until headaches started in April 2012. In July 2012 was diagnosed with a metastatic brain tumor from lung, surgically removed and treated with cyberknife. Now on Tarceva. Clear scans to date. DAD: Diagnosed stage IV in Dec. 09, was on Tarceva until April 2012, then Alimta once every 3 weeks. November 27, 2012 entered the kingdom of Heaven.

October 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm  #1266725    
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Thanks Sherry
Gotcha in my sites. :wink:

October 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm  #1266727    

double trouble

Janine… cured! Sherry… not cancer related!

Love you both,

October 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm  #1266752    
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Sherry, Janine:

What Debra said!

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Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then:

October 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm  #1266766    
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I know I know, of course you’re right Debra.

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