Joy to the GRACE world this Thanksgiving

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November 25, 2014 at 8:58 pm  #1267306    

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Thanksgiving is upon us and there is little I am more thankful for than GRACE. Dr. West and his colleagues, Jim and Catdander and Mark and the other volunteers, and the people who share their stories, joys, and anguish remind us that we’re not alone. We are also reminded of the remarkable generosity of others, whether patients or health-care providers or family members, you are amazing, and I wish you each a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving season, especially my incredible husband.


Dx June 2009 NSCLC adenocarcinoma IIIA with BAC, L upper lobe. 2 cycles cisplatin + etoposide w/25 days RT; PE + other side effects, no change in tumor. Wedge resection of L lower lobe & nodes: EGFR mutation (19). 3 mo. Tarceva in 2010, tumors grew; 3 mo. Alimta, no change. “Watch and wait.” Stable 3+ years. Thyroid cancer early 2013 (surgery and rad). Lung CT 9/2013: tumor growth. Left upper lobectomy, left lower wedge + nodes; status: T4 N2 M1a. Breast cancer dx’d 12/2013: HR+, HER-2 negative. Mastectomy 2014. 5 new small lung tumors in fall 2014: right and left lobes, pleura. Restarted Tarceva. 77-Y/O female ex-smoker (quit in 1982) with lupus. Overall, doing fine.

November 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm  #1267310    
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Dr West

That is so, so kind. Thank you very much for thinking of us and for writing.

I’m thankful for the many other people that make this a real community. And for the new treatments that have become or are emerging to become novel options to improve outcomes for patients.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

-Jack

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