Sep 26, 2002 - 12:42 am
My husband, Tom, will begin Iressa next Tues., Oct. 1. He has Stage IV lung cancer and has been through 4 rounds of Taxol and Carboplatin. He had a CAT scan after the 3rd round and his tumors have stabilized. He is getting Iressa through the Veterans Hospital in San Francisco (he was in the service). He has been pain free since the 1st round of chemo but now complains of a new pain in his left shoulder. We are aware that Iressa has only a 20% success rate but we are hoping that he will be in the 20%. Iressa is not approved by the FDA as yet; therefore this is a clinical trial.