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    RubyFaye wrote on purcey's wall

    Welcome to this community. I am 74, dx 2012, EGFR positive. Had lower left lung removed. Started on Tarceva Oct 2012 for almost 5 1/2 years and it removed about 3 mets in brain and controlled 2, and my lungs stayed clear for almost 5 yrs. This has been a wonderful community and had so much info for me when I first began. I was told my oncologists I only had about 1 or 2 years of life and they could only offer "quality of life" but could never cure me. They did give me good quality of life. August 1 2018, they told me there was nothing more they could do for me and I went on Hospice with all doctors saying I only had a few weeks left.

    My brother came from Texas with a 40' motorhome and we (my family) just made memories. Quality of life is still really good, actually even better now that I am no longer on chemo. I pray you have a great long time of quality of life. I don't get on this site as often as I use to but you will be blessed by the people on here.

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    RubyFaye wrote on tloReD's wall

    Welcome to our community! You can get a lot of good feed back from the community or if you just need to talk and vent, we will listen.

    I am 73 DX with Stage IV NSCLC metastasized to brain in 2012. Lobectomy done and was given 1-2 yrs of Quality of Life only. Onc said I would never be in remission or cured. I began Tarceva Oct. 2012 and it kept me stable until the middle of 2017. I tried Gilotrif then Iressa without anything positive happening. Began Tagrisso Nov 2017 and it has me stable once again.

    I am glad you are here.