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Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Apr 11 11:34pm | Replies (174)

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@shaila1902

I have adenocarcinoma of the lung with brain mets.I was on Gefitinib for 18 months but it progressed a bit more in the brain so Dr Wakelee switched me to Tagresso since the past 2 months. Have done Gamma Knife surgery twice for the brain. But side effects overall have been minimal-some nausea-feeling tired etc but not major. I continue to live a full busy day with my work, exercise, meditation and walks-and a focus on the important things in life. I live in Mumbai India. Glad to be on Mayo Connect

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Shalia, thank you for sharing your information with us. It is heartening to read of your success withGamma Knife surgery. It:s wonderful to read of your full busy life.

@shaila1902– I just looked up the weather and time in Mumbai. It's 5:01 PM and 89 degrees. Very hot. I give you lots of credit to continue living a full life. How is your breathing? Can you tell me more about how the brain mets affect your life?

Thank you for sharing this and happy something is working for you! Some treatments seem to be working for the NSCLC but I have SCLC and hoping there is something for me. Very afraid of side effects. I have had GI issues for years and often have to use anti-nausea meds now! I have a very low tolerance for feeling ill like That. Oh my gosh! You are in India? Hiw did you see Dr. Wakelee?

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