Dec 07, 2012 - 7:50 am
after a month or so of "no further treatments", "let nature take its course" my husband was able to convince the oncologist to let him try Tarceva. The doctor was very blunt and advised that while he didn't feel it was going to do any good because he doesn't have the gene it targets, that there would be no measureable or sustainable results, he would agree to let him try it, even though he would have no benefit from it, so he felt he had used all possible options. He will start it next week. He will take one pill a day for 30 days -then a scan if there is no response he will not be allowed to take any more and we have been repeatedly advised that there will be no further treatments and no more hope. I'm not sure how many more times or ways the doctor could have stated this isn't going to work but at some point it becomes a real downer...where's that "give the patient hope I'm going to cure him" attitude he had in the beginning?