A reporter with the Kaiser Family Foundation is interested in doing a story on new lung cancer drugs and is reaching out to patients taking Opdivo or Keytruda. The reporter has enough Opdivo patients to speak with. If you are a Keytruda patient and are willing to speak with her, please send an email to Carlea Bauman, GRACE’s Executive Director, at cbauman@cancerGRACE.org by end of business day today (1/6/17).
My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?