Dec 20, 2005 - 8:46 pm
Hi there. We visited the doctor today and were told that my father's nsclc-adenocarcinoma has shrunk to about 9cm (1/2 the size)he had a pleural effusion and this is now gone. This was after three rounds of carbo/taxol chemo and he is also on a clinical drug that he takes by mouth every day that is supposed to cut off the blood supply to the tumor. The doctor has always staged him at 3b. My question is, is there any one out there who was diagnosed at stage 3b and still has a tumor that is being "watched" to make sure there is no changes? The doctor mentioned that he would be watching by father's tumor every three weeks after the chemo is over to make sure it is stable.