Adeno and abnormal sputum production - 1268610

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drgoogle
Adeno and abnormal sputum production - 1268610

My question deals with Bronchorrhea. Is treatment with octreotide still the preferred treatment or are other new treatments favoured? Thanking you in advance..dcc

catdander
Hi dr G.

Hi dr G.

Here is an excellent thread on the subject that I think will be helpful but unfortunately it doesn't give any permanent fixes past anti cancer tx. http://cancergrace.org/topic/any-updates-on-treatment-of-bronchorrhea

All best,
Janine

JimC
Hi dcc,

Hi dcc,

A few years back, Dr. West wrote a thorough post on the various attempts to manage Bronchorrhea. More recently, he stated:

"I’m sorry to say that I don’t have any updates to offer. I do think that the efficacy of Iressa (gefitinib) or another EGFR inhibitor is likely to be through the more direct effect on the underlying cancer — overall, I think that by far the most effective treatment avenue for the bronchorrhea is to suppress the underlying cancer. Honestly, I feel that all we really do otherwise is flail but not have any really meaningful impact on bronchorrhea. I certainly haven’t found any gratifyingly effective treatment for it, though I wish I had more constructive things to suggest. It may be uncommon, but it’s very troubling for the patients who experience it, and by extension frustrating for those of us who mostly just bite our lip wishing we had more useful strategies to manage it." - http://cancergrace.org/topic/any-updates-on-treatment-of-bronchorrhea#po...

JimC
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JimC
I guess Janine and I think

I guess Janine and I think alike; she just thinks (and types) a bit faster!

JimC
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<p>I began visiting GRACE in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and became a forum moderator in January, 2010. My beloved wife of 30 years passed away Nov. 4, 2011 after battling stage IV lung cancer for 3 years and 4 months</p>

catdander
Ha ha... But I didn't copy

Ha ha... But I didn't copy and paste the main point like you.

It's a really good thread Certain Spring, Debra, and Linnea and Craig had so much to offer with first hand experience coping with this. As I recall there seems to have started a good bit of positive feedback on the physiotherapy certain spring and others have talked about in later threads.

drgoogle
Thanks for sharing the

Thanks for sharing the threads. What a team you are!