Split: my 1b seems not very accurate? Especially visceral pleura is involved

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March 4, 2013 at 4:17 am  #1254450    

huiyuan49

Hi, Dr.West,

As you mentioned from above

“Tarceva might be a more effective option. The data are stronger supporting a survival benefit in patients who receive Tarceva if they don’t have an EGFR mutation.”

I am Chinese woman non smoker having no EFFR mutation but with Kras mutation, do you think Tarceva could be my option after 4 cycle chemo?

My worst part is “visceral pleura is involved by carcinoma.” Tumor 3.5 cm. all 11 lymphs negative. I hope the chemo Alimta and cisplatin will work on me.

Thank you very much for your reply in advance. :)

Huiyuan49

March 4, 2013 at 5:01 am  #1254452    

huiyuan49

Hi, Dr. West,

Sorry to bother you again.

I just received an email from my doctor sister from China. Her colleague, an oncologist there said stage 1b (that is my stage) could go without chemo or maximum 2 cycle. He said that as he did not read my surgery report.

So my 1b seems not very accurate? Especially visceral pleura is involved by the cells.

I visit cancergrace every day. It is my home. You and your colleagues have done a great thing for us. Thank you.

Huiyuan49

March 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm  #1254460    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Hi huiyuan, I hope you received my email and look forward to hearing back from you.
Let us know more about your situation.
All best,
Janine
forum moderator

March 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm  #1254464    

huiyuan49

Hi,Dr. West,

I have understood what my problem is now.

I will be ok. Thank you very much for the wonderful community you and your colleague set up for us. :)

Huiyuan49

P.s.

I have not received the email from catdander. Please resend it. Thank you.

March 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm  #1254465    

huiyuan49

huiyuan49@hotmail.com is my email

March 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm  #1254467    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

I sent it again though I think it’s the same address. Let me know if you got it. Check your spam folder.

All best,
Janine

March 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm  #1254476    
Dr West
Dr West

I’m not sure if you still have a question, but I’d say that the current stage isn’t the only factor. Even if there is pleural involvement, a smaller cancer with no nodes involved is widely considered to not necessarily be high enough risk to favor post-operative chemotherapy.

Good luck.

-Dr. West

March 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm  #1254481    

huiyuan49

Thank you so much ! Dr. West. I think your reply is very valuable! I will see my surgeon tomorrow. I will ask him if I can slow down a little bit. I mean to delay my chemotherapy,which was his idea. As my white cell account was low.

Dr.West, as a cancer patient , I really appreciate your opinion .:)

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