I am staged IIIb lung cancer on Apr 23/12. ( T2 N3M0) mass in Rt lung 4cm.I had concurrent radiation 30x with three round of visitation/prex. Finished Jun 27/12.
8/1/12...CT-improved mediastinal left supraclavicular. And rt hilar. Near complete resolution soft tissue mass in RML.
11/14//12-left supraclavicular lymph is normal limits. 2 normal sized nodes from 2.6 x .8 to 2.3 x .8. Precarinal node from 1.3x 1.1. To 1.0 x .7. Right hilar resolved.
2/18/13- precarinal node .9x1.2. No new soft tissue nodes.
5/20/13-some volume loss due to treatment in right ling
No new nodes
No pleural effusion
No osteomyelitis lesions.
So next appt with PET scan first since 5/12. If clear, onc want to take me off Tarceva. I started Tarceva on 8/15/12...150 mg all the time. Had diarrhea and mild rash. This concerns me, as why he would do so. Please comment on my prognosis and further treatment. Also, any questions that I should ask of him. I feel fine.... Work full time swimming each day....(tho fatigue does set in at times). All along he has said "no surgury". What say you? Should I go for a second opinion?
Thank you Margo