Jan 26, 2012 - 7:02 am
I am new here, just joined actually.
My dad, who is 65 years old, was diagnosed last Aug with Non Small Cell Lung Cancer stage IV which metastasized to lymph nodes and brain unfortunately. He started his treatment with a 10 sessions of radiation for his brain mets, followed by chemotherapy. He started chemo with 2 cycles (2 months) of Genzar+Carboplatin, then another 2 cycles (2 months) of Docetaxel. He just finished his chemotherapy last week, and as per the recent scan, there does not seem any positive response so far for the chemo unfortunately.
We will meet the dr in 3 weeks time, and I am so scared of what he is going to say. So my question are:
* if 2 chemos were tried already and proved to be not working, what else could be done? My understanding from the dr that if these won't work then nothing else could work
* anyone I can contact to get some guidance or second opinion?
* any cancer treatment centers you would recommend in Europe? We live in Saudi Arabia which is very far from US, so Europe might be easier trip.
I appreciate any help.