Approx. 1.5 years ago, I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma (NSCLC) and have been taking Iressa (Gefitinib) and it seemed to be working until my most recent PET scan showed that the tumor had grown about 1 cm (to 2.9 X 2.4cm). Iressa has been working in that the cancer cells are localized, but the tumor is growing. My doctor suggested switching to Gilotrif (Afatinib).
We have not decided on switching to Gilotrif as we are also considering removing the tumor by either Helicos TomoTherapy, IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) or Cyberknife and do not know which one is most recent method, effective, etc. We are like blind people trying to find the best solution to my condition.
I am an Asian woman in the early 70's. Thank you in advance.