Hi all, I’m hoping someone can help here
I was diagnosed with stage 4 in 2018 due to a malignant pleural effusion and have been on Tagrisso ever since due to EGFR mutation. I am still on that but am trying to think ahead for when I do progress..hopefully not for a long while though.
From pretty much day 1 my consultant has warned that it is very unlikely that I will be eligible for any clinical trials due to not having a measurable tumour as the MPE is (all!) I have, no solid tumour has been seen.
Now does that mean;
1) There are no trials for MPE (or similar). If so that seems strange as as far as I understand it’s quite a common issue.
2) What is the common method someone with an MPE progresses? Does the fluid just build up again with no solid tumour or are there cases where a progression results in a solid tumour…and if so presumably that would mean eligibility to clinical trials?
I’ve tried to find stats on this but am wary of google as it can be terrifying...anyone with thoughts/ideas? Thank you.