May 22, 2003 - 11:29 pm
Hi everyone, I am a newbie here. About a year & a half ago, my dad was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer. He has been through chemo twice, and radiation once. They have since found that his tumor (inoperable) has grown, and he now has 2 other ones. He refuses to go through chemo or radiation again(he had a VERY hard time with both of them). The doctors are now going to put him on the new pill "Iressa". I have searched for info on it...but there's not much out there since it is so new. Has anyone had any experience with this drug, or have any information on it's effectivness? Also, if this pill does not help, and my dad won't go through chemo or raditation again...what is left? Will he just continue to get sicker until he just dies???? Thanks so much in advance for your help :).