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Radiotherapy tumor ablation

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Joined: Nov 2002

I've recently been diagnosed with recurrent tumors in my lung. Have been treated over the last two years with surgeries, radiation and chemo. Am researching tumor ablation for next go-around. Has anybody had any experience with this procedure?

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Joined: Nov 2002

I have'nt personally had experience with this, but I have done a little research. There are some places that do radio frequency ablation for lung cancer, there is a list on another message board that I can forward to you if you're interested. RFA is used for liver cancer and tumors with success, but since it's a new treatment for NSCLC there is not a lot of data on it. I have stage 3B, currently inoperable NSLC and have spoken with UCLA, they have an open clinical trial for NSCLC, and after my scans in Feb. I plan on going to see if they will consider me.
I am so sorry about your recurrence - maybe RFA can take care to those pesky tumors. You sound like a good candidate.
Please feel free to call or e-mail me for support, exchanging info..... Anything
God Bless

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Joined: Dec 2002

Hi Janet,

I am interested in information about RFA too. Could you send me the list of places you are talking about?

Thanks so much,

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Joined: May 2002

Hi Janet,
We all would be interested in the information, so I hope you'll be able to post it here. I am always finding out "new" stuff to investigate from this list. I appreciate learning from all of you. Thanks.
Margaret in Carlsbad, California

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Joined: Jan 2003

Janet - my husband also has inoperable NSLC and is on a trial drug called Iressa. He is doing wonderful with it. Have you heard about it? If you would like more info on it you can email me at svpat@sbcglobal.net. Anyone else interested is also welcome to contact me.

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