My mom just had lobectomy two weeks ago. From her pre-surgery PET scan, hilum lymph nodes on both side and mediastinal lymph nodes were all positive. During the surgery, the tumor, which is only 1.5 cm, the tumor side lymph nodes and mediastinal lymph nodes were removed and pathological result showed the lymph nodes are positive too. Mom's surgeon thinks that the lymph nodes on the opposite side are also positive, but unfortunately, they cannot be removed.
The stage was reported as IIIA, but quite possible IIIB actually.
My mom has L851R mutation, so we are considering using Tagrisso.
My question is when can my mom start to use Tagrisso. She is still under recoveryand, and still have a lot of effusion now. Tagrisso is a EGFR inhibitor, so my concern is that Tagrisso may have adverse effect on the healing (both inside and skin excision).
Anybody have any idea on when to start Tagrisso and the potential impact of Tagrisso on the surgery recovery?
Thank you so much!