Jul 17, 2012 - 9:53 am
My lovely wife came down with stage III lung cancer which was removed along with her lower lung lobe. After getting positive feedback from the oncologist a couple of months ago and starting to get our lives back, I had to take my lovely wife to the ER after she fell and observing handwriting difficulties, fearing she may have had a stroke. They found that she now has a mass in her brain and liver. She is undergoing brain radiation and will be undertaking chemo in a couple of weeks. I am taking her to Duke University next week to get a second opinion and to see if we can get her into a clinical or experimental program. She will be forced to quit her job and I may be forced to retire early to care for her after all my leave runs out and from the subsequent burnout. This is wrecking out whole lives.
Has anyone out there had any experience with this type of cancer? Can you advise what was done to treat it? Has anyone ever had their lung cancer metastsis treated at Duke University? We have an appointment with Dr Ready next week. Does anyone know if CRIZOTINIB would work in this case?