Dec 26, 2006 - 3:06 am
Hi, I am from Canada and My father (62) was diagnosed with stage 4 NSC lung cancer in September 2006 that has spread to bone, liver and Head. They recently put a shunt in his head to drain fluid buildup, because he was getting confused at times and could not walk. He has had radiation on his head and chest and the chemo they went with was vinorelbin. the oncologist chose this because he is very weak and it is the lowest form of chemo. He did respond well after his 1st cycle but since has not. He has become weaker and his appetite has decreased further, and is losing weight. The oncologist has decided to stop the chemo and it seems like he wants to give up and when we asked about tarceva he replied it may only extend his life 6 weeks....I read the stories of hope on this message board and their must be something else we can try...Can anyone please give some advice.