Happy Birthday, Dr. West and Dr. Weiss!!!

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May 2, 2014 at 8:16 am  #1263544    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Happy Birthday Dr. West and Dr. Weiss!! Thank you for everything you do!!


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: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa

May 2, 2014 at 10:02 am  #1263547    

tanny

I second that, happy birthday to 2 amazing guys – I hope you both have a fantastic day and a phenomenal weekend. Thank you both for everything you do.

May 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm  #1263552    

marisa93

Let me jump on the bandwagon and wish Dr West and Dr Weiss a very Happy Birthday!!!! And yes, thank you both for all you do! Hope you each have been enjoying a great day and have an equally great birthday weekend!!! :) :)

Lisa


Nov 23, 2010 husband(49/smoker) dx IV NSLC mets to brain/liver, Nov-Dec, 2010 15 WBR tx, Jan’11 MRI much improved, Dec ’10-Mar’11 4 txs carbo/alimta/avastin w/good response, Apr ’11 MRI mets almost gone, Apr ’11 start maintenance alimta, Jul ’11 MRI still good, Jul ’11 carbo/taxol for new lung met and 2 liver mets, Oct ’11 MRI new brain mets and major progression in liver, Nov 2, ’11 GK, Nov 19, 2011 at peace
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/forums/index.php?topic=11426.0

May 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm  #1263558    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Happy Birthday Dr. West!

Happy Birthday Dr. Weiss!

May 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm  #1263559    

ssflxl

Happy Birthday to both of you. Have a great day (whatever is left of it).

ssflxl


Non smoker Asian F, St 4 NSCLC – 11/2010, 6 cm LUL mass, met to paraspinal muscle, +EGFR at Exon 21 L858R. Tarceva in 11/2010, rad to lung mass and met. 5/2012 – PET showed inc SUV in primary cancer, new 1.6 cm lesion in left thoracic inlet causing Horner’s syndrome. Cyberknife to lesion – 5/2012. Restarted Tarceva 75mg/day -5/12, reduced to 50mg. 8/12 – PET- thoracic inlet lesion gone. 11/12 PET – inc SUV in primary tumor, ant mammary node, some SUV uptake in a fibrotic area in apex. Biopsy of this showed fibrosis and scant atypical cell. Cyberknife to mammary node, continue Tarceva. PET-10/13 – incr SUV to 14 in left primary tumor and new 1cm nodule in LUL, no new symptom. 12/13 – biopsy of LUL- same Exon 21, L858R – ?no T790M. on Tarceva 75/50. 1/14 PET – not much change. 2/14 – arm pain, cough, sob. CT – inc tumor to 5.5×5.9 with LUL collapse. 2/14 – Carbo/Pem x6. 4/14 PET – dec SUV but new bony lesions. PET in 6/14 – stable. start Pem every 3 wks in 7/14, Pamidronate every 6 wk.

May 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm  #1263563    
Dr West
Dr West

Thank you very much, all of you!

Jim, wasn’t your birthday yesterday? Happy birthday to you!

-Dr. West

May 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm  #1263564    

laya d.

Happy Birthday, Docs! Hope it’s been fabulous!

xoxo,
Laya


1/10 – My Mom (58) dx w/ NSCLC-Adeno 3a; 1 cycle of neoadjuvent Carbo/Alimta before finding out EGFR+ (Ex. 19), then switched to 7 wks of neoadjuvent Tarceva/150 mg (major shrinkage); 4/10 – right pneumonectomy; 6/10 started 3 rounds of adjuvent Cis/Alimta w/ concurrent chest radiation (7 wks); 8/10 – NED; 11/10 – small nodule in left lung; 1/11 – 3 small nodules in left lung, start Tarceva/100 mg; 4/11 – suspected sclerotic met to hip, continue w/ Tarceva, add XGEVA, brain MRI clear; 9/11 – solitary 3 cm met (adeno w/ T790m mutation) to cerebellum, surgery and gamma knife, up Tarceva to 150 mg; 11/11 – 2 left lung nodules growing, biopsy on 1 shows mutation from adeno to squamous (shocker!), brain MRI clear, continue Tarceva & Xgeva; 2/12 – brain MRI clear, CT scan, remaining nodule slightly bigger – – monitor for now, Tarceva (reduced to 100 mg) & Xgeva continued; 4/12 progression and rebiopsy (confirmed adeno), stop Tarceva, switch to Carbo/Alimta; 6/12 maintenanceAlimta; 8/12 back to Tarceva; 10/12 Gemzar; 11/16 difficulty breathing; 12/12 hospice initiated…my Mom passed away peacefully on 12/19/12. Heartbroken.

May 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm  #1263567    

sarahm

Wishing you both a very happy and fun filled birthday. Very many thanks for the wonderful supportive, informative and educative work you do here. It makes such a difference to so many lives. Happy birthday, Feliz cumplaños, gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, joyeux anniversaire! Celebrate!
Best wishes
Sarah

May 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm  #1263569    

dongsheng

Happy birthday Dr.west, Dr.Weiss and Jim !

May 3, 2014 at 11:47 am  #1263576    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

JiM...HaPPy BirTHdaY!!

May 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm  #1263579    

double trouble

Happy Birthday and what a great reason to

HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!

P.S. New computer. Having trouble making this pretty!

Love you all!
Debra

May 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm  #1263581    
lmlb7665
lmlb7665

Yes. Happy Birthday to both of you. Thank you for being available to all of us.

May 4, 2014 at 1:58 am  #1263586    

Luke

Wow, has it been a year already?

Happy birthday !


Dad (then 63) dx Stg.IV lung adeno with brain mets in 2011. EGFR / ALK negative. BRAF positive.
First line: Carbo+Gem / WBRT
Maintenance: Alimta
Second line: LGX+MEK clinical trial
Third line (present treatment): Keytruda

May 4, 2014 at 7:05 am  #1263591    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Thank you to all for the birthday wishes!!

JimC
Forum moderator


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: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa

May 5, 2014 at 9:10 am  #1263612    

Sherry

Happy Birthday to two amazing men who have touched the lives of so many. You both deserve all of the blessings that come your way.


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.

May 6, 2014 at 9:58 am  #1263630    

cards7up

Happy Belated Birthday to Dr. West, Dr. Weiss and Jim. So sorry I missed you on your day, but hope it was a great one! Take care, Judy


Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

May 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm  #1263636    

Dr. Weiss

Happy birthday Jim, and Dr. West. Thanks everyone for your kind wishes.

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