May 16, 2002 - 11:09 am
Hi all - I am new to the group.
male age 61 - non-smoker for almost 20 years but was diagnosed in Jan, 2001 with a tumor in right lung the size of a grapefruit. At the time it was discreet and isolated to right side only. No other cancer in family history.
Elected simultaneous Taxol weekly chemo and daily radiation for six weeks to shrink prior to surgery. However, contracted radiation induced pneumonia and needed seven weeks on Prednizone to cure.
During this time, small nodule appeared on left side and surgery proved it was a spinoff, which made the original tumor - now down to the size of a nut - inoperable.
Followed up with full series of Gemzar treatments, then eight more Taxotere. However, most recent Cat Scan shows the major tumor is still growing and we are looking for a new formula.
Anyone else in the same boat???