Dear Dr West,
My husband has been diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma in sept 2013. Currently on chemo. Initial diagnosis was T2N2m0. After 4 rounds of chemo, had a CT Scan and the result are in next para. From total 3 tumours, 2 has totally disappeared, and the 1 left had 80% shrinkage. So basically, hubby has 20% tumor left in him. Oncologist said his cancer I aggressive and needs whole life maintenance?.this is the same oncologist who few month ago said he will cure my husband via surgery after chemo.
" Diagnosis: Stage 3C/4 non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma (left lower lobe mass with hilar/ mediastinal nodes, EGFR, EML Alk4 wild-type). Commenced Carboplatin, Taxol and Avastin. November 2013 – excellent response with substantial reduction .
My question is, base on his report above what is his mutation? I need to prepare myself for questions before hand.
Treatment is in UK, we live in Korea which offer proton therapy and immunotherapy. We are thinking of going back to Korea to continue there..
Your help and input is highly valued..