Dear Cancer Grace Team,
Thank you for the amazing work you do to support families like us.
My mom (76 year old) was recently admitted to hospital with massive pleural efussion in her right lung.
They performed Thoracoscopy + Talc Pleurodesis and upon performing pleural biopsy they confirmed today it as Adenocarcinoma (IHC markers - TTF1 - nuclear positive and P40 - negative).
Immediately after biopsy (before report came out), Doctors recommended to start Gefitinib or Osimertinib depending on our finances.
Our family didnt act and took discharge and waited for the biopsy report (which came out today).
Our family has to take a collective decision now and would greatly appreciate if you could please provide inputs on whether Gefitinib or Osimertinib works well in her case and which medicine has less side effects?
Also is general chemo an option for us? should we focus on palliative care only (considering her age and diabetic/high BP condition)?
This is my first post and first cancer experience in our family and just started researching more on this subject (so please excuse me if this question has already been answered)