New Initiative on Lung Cancer in women – Lung Force

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May 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm  #1263740    

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Here is the news

https://screen.yahoo.com/initiative-aims-raise-awareness-lung-232600039.html

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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 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm  #1263745    
Dr West
Dr West

I welcome the greater focus on lung cancer but personally question the focus on lung cancer in women and feel we don’t need to add further divisions in the lung cancer community, particularly when men still represent a majority of people diagnosed with lung cancer.

I hope this effort leads to tangible benefits for the lung cancer community.

-Dr. West

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