Hi all, thank you for making this website available. As a passive observer it has been an incredible resource to have when going through such a situation. I am now in need for some advice for my mother’s situation.
My mother’s profile
• Age: 65
• 2010 – diagnosed with Lung Adenocarcinoma, stage 4, bone met to the t6 spine.
• Palliative radiotherapy to the lungs and t6 spine (localised radiotherapy)
• Tested for EGFR mutation. Result: POSITIVE
• Was administered for Tarceva and has shown great response to the treatment. CT scans have revealed that there is no change/growth to the T6 spinal bone met (scan performed in 2013).
September 2012 – February 2013
She has been experiencing chronic headaches. Over time the pain has slowly escalated and as of right now she is on morphine, currently being tritated to work out the optimal dose. Over the course of those months, the oncologist could not determine the cause of these headaches, initial brain MRI shows that there shouldn not be anything cancerous that would induce such chronic pain. The scan in February however revealed that there are new nodules in the lungs and a small single nodule in the brain. They have determined that the growth of these new lesions is slow, she is still on tarceva despite the growth.
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