when to expect improvement from TKI - 1273149

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
cornell
when to expect improvement from TKI - 1273149

A friend of mine has started a course of TKI. If she were to get a response, after what period of time can she expect to notice any improvement (e.g. less shortness of breath, less coughing)?

JimC
Hi bailey,

Hi bailey,

Welcome to GRACE. Some patients respond very quickly when they begin a TKI, with a dramatic improvement in symptoms, but most take a little time (perhaps weeks to a month or two) before seeing a noticeable difference. That's why the initial follow-up scan after starting treatment is usually done six or eight weeks later.

I hope your friend shows quick improvement in symptoms.

JimC
Forum moderator

<p>I began visiting GRACE in July, 2008 when my wife Liz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and became a forum moderator in January, 2010. My beloved wife of 30 years passed away Nov. 4, 2011 after battling stage IV lung cancer for 3 years and 4 months</p>