I first joined GRACE back in 2008 when my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. I had been scouring the internet looking for authoritative information which could help us understand the disease and our treatment options. I was amazed at the wealth of quality information on the site, which I hadn’t found anywhere else. GRACE became our most trusted asset throughout her cancer battle.
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Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
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