Mar 21, 2006 - 5:29 pm
My mother has stage IIIB NSCLC-BAC. She was diagnosed in Nov. 2003. She had chemo right away since her tumor was inoperable. There was no distant met. but there were small places in the all three lobes in the right lung. She has been taking Tarceva for almost a year which has shrunk some of the places(which are very small except for a medium tumor in the upper lobe) and stabilized the rest. She has no other symptoms. Her next set of scans is April 4th. We are hopeful that there has been continued shrinkage and continued stabilizaion. Since BAC is rare we have had a hard time finding others who have it. We would love to talk to someone who has been diagnosed with BAC to discuss treatments and symptoms. Just being able to share the experience with someone with a similar diagnosis would be welcome.