87(now 88!)yr old Dad diagnosed 7/12 w NSC squamous lung cancer w small lymph node involved,1 large tumor 4 CM & some small. Stage 3
Phase 1 :Chemo 7/12 -6 wks Carboplatin/Taxol
Hospitalized 4 days after first chemo.
Concurrent Radiation-every day M-F
Scan Oct 24- large tumor shrunk ,small gone.
Phase 2:chemo started first week Nov. Allergic reaction,chemo changed.
Just Taxol. 3 weeks on/1 off.
Finished 4 rounds.(12) 2/7/13 now 2 mo off & then a Pet scan.
4/10/13 pet scan :Good results - tumor granulized or something.
7/10/13 CT scan shows no negative changes !
3 months off with intermittent bloodwork then Pet scan end of Oct.
Oct scan showed an area near original tumor which they'd like to keep an eye on so scheduled scan in Dec.
Brain CT and Brain MRI . No mets.
Next scan March 22. Pet scan base of skull to thigh. Results- no negative changes!
He died 4/10/14 from dementia .
Go dad go!!