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  1. Lung/Brain
    ... ovaries - she is done with radiation and is taking Iressa they have only given her 6 months to live and were...

  2. Iressa
    ... Blackbird, I recently read an article about Iressa . Apparently it works in about 20% of cases of nsc...

  3. Vitamins, Supplements & Iressa???
    ... because the ONCs want to get a clear picture of what the Iressa is doing. Drug/herb interactions can and do happen...

Cancer: Lung board

  1. Need Survival Stories to bring hope!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... not mention and it has some folks that responded to Iressa back in the early clinical trials and then went on...

  2. Help: Iressa Needed!
    ... s lung cancer gets much worse now. She has been on Iressa (gefitinib) for half of month. But the medicine is ... now. We're desperately looking for a more affordable Iressa . Could anyone help? Thanks!!!...

  3. lost
    ... by the tumor and that was when she was started on Iressa ( next month changed to Tarceva which had just come...
    ... by the tumor and that was when she was started on Iressa ( next month changed to Tarceva which had just come...

  4. 1st Treatment with Carboplatin/Taxol
    ... saving grace as he put her on antibiotics and started Iressa ( next month switched it to Tarceva which had just ... to doing everything. Bye bye fatigue! We knew the Iressa was working and that the next month the Tarceva continued...

  5. anyone heard of new miracle treatment for LC?
    ... Jorama- My clinical trial consists of RAD001 and Iressa . Both pills, 1x daily end taken until there is no...

  6. RAD001 and Iressa: chemo combo
    ... Tom, I have heard of Iressa , but not of RAD001. Bud was unable to participate...

  7. Hi everyone
    ... decided to start her on antibiotics and a drug called Iressa . ( instead of chemo)Within a day there was a huge...

  8. My Tarceva adventure - the sequel
    ... proved it. I have met others that also started on Iressa and were later switched to Tarceva when Iressa was...
    ... Can you tell me why Iressa was taken off the market? I have also heard that...
    ... Can you tell me why Iressa was taken off the market? I have also heard that...
    ... for them. Too much chemo in her history. When Iressa was taken off the market they said it was because ... month. They did rerun clinical trials that "proved" Iressa did not do what it first claimed to do.But if you...

  9. Chemo....a second opinion.
    ... and was extremely worried when they decided to pull Iressa from the Market. It was her dramatic improvement and ... unwilling to try it. For those of you new here Iressa was pulled from the market as they claimed it really...

  10. Can anyone relate to this?
    ... normal a life as possible. Her second line agent was Iressa changed a month later to Tarceva which had just been...
    ... normal a life as possible. Her second line agent was Iressa changed a month later to Tarceva which had just been...

  11. Hi Question ON Tarceva
    ... breathing better then she had in years. In Jan. 2005 the Iressa was switched to Tarceva as Iressa was being pulled ... it is not with out risks but when my mom started Iressa which has the same side effects/ risks we decided...

  12. Biopsy results are back!
    ... Taxol the very next day. In December 2004 she started Iressa and was change to Tarceva in Jan 2005 as her doctor ... over but within days of starting the antibiotics and Iressa she was so much better and just kept getting better...

  13. Maybe calling it quits
    ... 4th line treatment having done Carboplatin/Taxol, Iressa for 1 month then changed to Tarceva as it was just...

  14. lung/heart ops and we haven't even got to the chemo yet!
    ... years. After that first month she was switched from Iressa to Tarceva as Tarceva had just been approved 2 months ... prior and Iressa was being taken off the market. Anyway she was soon ... Tarceva did for her.We will always be thankful for the Iressa and Tarceva as her reults were quick and dramatic...

  15. stage 4 friend
    ... which left her feeling like crap but after starting Iressa and antibiotics ( next month being switched to Tarceva...

  16. Final Round of Chemo #7 Carbo/Taxol/Avastin and CT Results
    ... two of taking it as well as some that started out on Iressa and did 2-3 yrs of it then switched to Tarceva and ... her for the UTI and the oncologist started her on Iressa ( a month later switched her to Tarceva which had just...

  17. Lung Cancer and Fever
    ... everyday. After the first chemo the doctor gave her Iressa . We transferred her to another hospital. This second ... The fever is still there. We thought it would be iressa (she took them for 20days) and we stopped it since...

  18. A loved one gives up
    ... Has your doctor mentioned the drug Tarceva ( Iressa ) or discussed a clinical trial? Jack...
    ... Cheryl-]Has your doctor mentioned the drug Tarceva ( Iressa ) or discussed a clinical trial? Jack Thanks...

  19. I have so many questions about nsclc
    ... inoperable and he also had chemo. They did not mention Iressa until the day they told him he only had a few weeks...

  20. Dad just diagnosed
    ... growing again. The second round was with the pill Iressa . This left him covered with sores and elephant like...

  21. I need help understanding my father's NSCLC - PDC
    ... treated for those and offered a 2nd line chemo or Iressa . She opted for Iressa and at about that time Tarceva...

  22. Please Help My Mom
    ... ask her docs about a drug called Iressa . It can only be used for a certain progression level...

  23. Tarceva - anyone hear of it?
    ... been on Tarceva for 2 months following one month of Iressa . Her CT 2 weeks ago showed shrinkage in her lung tumor...

  24. When is enough, enough?
    ... checkup and had some new spread. He is currently on Iressa and still at home. My brother or I check on him daily ... . Each day we see him going down. The Iressa has left him covered in sores. His eyelids look like...
    ... checkup and had some new spread. He is currently on Iressa and still at home. My brother or I check on him daily ... . Each day we see him going down. The Iressa has left him covered in sores. His eyelids look like...

  25. Anyone have reactions to CT?
    ... reactions. He is currently on his second month of Iressa with major skin irritations. Will get results soon...

  26. Has anyone used Iressa and what were the results?
    ... MS]undefined[/FONT] Hello, My dad has been taking Iressa for 2 months. We went today for a CT to check the...
    ... growing again. Clinic tests are now showing that iressa works only for a while, about 9 months, and the cancer...
    ... gailbanks >>> Clinic tests are now showing that iressa works only for a while, about 9 months, and the cancer ... ////// I agree. I have been closely monitoring Iressa results as I had hoped that my wife will eventually ... be switched to it. Iressa does show promising short-term results, particularly...
    ... My dad is taking Iressa and it has resulted in some shrinkage and no new tumors...
    ... My hubby has just started with Iressa . He is taking it in conjunction with infusion (cisplatin...

  27. Looking for Cancer friend for my Mom
    ... She has undergone some radiation and is currently on Iressa . Which is working. She has lost her appetite and has...

  28. Need some opeinions, please.
    ... ok, just some shortness of breadth. Then was put on Iressa , 16 days later he died. From what I still do not know ... had LC, but how did it spread so fast. Was it the Iressa , Ill never know. His last week he felt tired, no energy...

  29. Confused!
    ... some and pressing on her heart. Then she went on Iressa . After that, it was causing some fluid buildup around...

  30. My father passed...
    ... us. He must of wanted to spare us. He began taking Iressa 3 weeks before he passed away. Im not sure if the...

  31. My Sister
    ... problems because of it she will have the choice of Iressa or another "new" drug, pill form. It's in God's hands...

  32. Stage IV lung cancer gone!
    ... eventually stopped working. In Decemberhe was put on Iressa as a step to merely prolong his life. It worked great ... combinations to boost his immune system. Eventually the iressa stopped shrinking the tumours and just prevented their ... for three weeks my father would have to go off of Iressa . I had done some internet research and found an herbal ... how badly the cancer had grown while he was off the Iressa . They said not to worry to much as any new growth ... would be handled by the Iressa . To everyone's surprise the X ray revealed that my...
    ... NSCLC with brain and spine mets. He is considering Iressa , but we wanted info from users about side effects ... chemotherapy? What experiences have any of you had using Iressa ? Dad is weak, and we want to balance the sickness ... and side effects with the potential for Iressa helping him. Thanks for any and all information...
    ... Side effects vary with Iressa depending on the user. My father got an acne like ... drug and they stopped occurring. The good thing about Iressa is you know if it works almost immediately. Days after ... improve. Here in Toronto there have been a couple of Iressa patients who have made the papers for beating cancer...
    ... My dads LC is back after 6 years and he is now in Iressa . He only has 1 lung so we are praying it will help...
    ... What tea? I thought they were talking about Iressa ? :)...

  33. Time between Kidney failure and death?
    ... trying some kind of new chemo or shot (it might be this Iressa I keep hearing about, but I don't know). In the ...
    ... trying some kind of new chemo or shot (it might be this Iressa I keep hearing about, but I don't know). In the ...

  34. I'm new and my sister has stage IV
    ... chemo and doesn't want that anymore and she is no on Iressa . We just have no idea what to expect. She went completely...

  35. Non-Small Cell Cancer Stage IIIB
    ... much worked for my dad. He tried chemo, radiation, Iressa , nothing was combating this thing. Just take...
    ... He was offered chemo but he declined. He tried Iressa for 6 weeks but the tumors in his lungs were just...
    ... hospitalized once as well. Now we are on the drug Iressa , which is still experimental. He still has energy...

  36. Taking IRESSA while doing Radiation?
    ... Hi, I wonder if anyone has experience taking Iressa while receiving radiation treatment. My mom just started ... tumors spread to her brain, but she has been taken IRESSA for almost two years and it kept her lung clear. Is ... both at the same time? Or we should stop taking the IRESSA while doing the radiation? Any input is appreciated ... . Shammyl Hi, my Sister has been on Iressa for a short while but also doing radiation - there ... be a problem I woul have your mom keep taking The Iressa . Is your mom stage IV? My sister was just diagnosed...
    ... Hi, my Sister has been on Iressa for a short while but also doing radiation - there ... be a problem I woul have your mom keep taking The Iressa . Is your mom stage IV? My sister was just diagnosed ... have a chance. Thanks, dempsey. I want to say Iressa is a great drug. If it works for your sister, it could ... to fight this thing and continued with chemo, later Iressa . The past two years was the most precious time for...

  37. what should I expect in the final stage?
    ... other lung soon after that. The doctors put him on Iressa for 30 days, then they did another x-ray and found...

  38. My Husband(new daddy) has NSCC
    ... Did the dr suggest using Iressa to enhance his quality of life and perhaps extend...

  39. Iressa - Please HELP
    ... Once the bone mets showed his oncologist put him on Iressa . Dad had a 30 day supply, he had some minor side ... effects, nothing too severe. After being on the Iressa for 3 weeks the docs found the lung cancer to come ... he just passed peacefully on Thanksgiving morning. Iressa did not work for my dad but I have heard many many ... program director where I work, she too says that if Iressa is going to work you would know in a week or so of...
    ... Once the bone mets showed his oncologist put him on Iressa . Dad had a 30 day supply, he had some minor side ... effects, nothing too severe. After being on the Iressa for 3 weeks the docs found the lung cancer to come ... he just passed peacefully on Thanksgiving morning. Iressa did not work for my dad but I have heard many many ... program director where I work, she too says that if Iressa is going to work you would know in a week or so of ... infection) which thru my readings most of patients using iressa developed it. Can I ask about your dad condition prior ... to using iressa ? I mean his cough, pain at bones and other places...
    ... infection) which thru my readings most of patients using iressa developed it. Can I ask about your dad condition prior ... to using iressa ? I mean his cough, pain at bones and other places ... has never had any problem during his treatment with Iressa . In fact he is in a complete remission at the present ... of is reported in less than 1% of patients taking Iressa in the US. Radiation and/or chemo treatments are by ... far more dangerous than Iressa and they in fact have higher rates of ILD than Iressa...
    ... infection) which thru my readings most of patients using iressa developed it. Can I ask about your dad condition prior ... to using iressa ? I mean his cough, pain at bones and other places ... right now... My dad's condition prior to using Iressa was not so good. He had mets to the bone from the ... mmediately after they found the spot on the lung he started Iressa for 3 weeks, then he went back and they did another ... x-ray of the lungs to see if the Iressa was working and his lungs were covered in tumors. ... I don't think the Iressa contributed to this, I just think the cancer took ... its natural course and unfortunately the Iressa didn't work for him. But I have heard some great ... stories of Iressa working for some people. Dad had severe pain in his ... hip while taking the Iressa , he never had pain in his abdomen and he never did...
    ... Once the bone mets showed his oncologist put him on Iressa . Dad had a 30 day supply, he had some minor side ... effects, nothing too severe. After being on the Iressa for 3 weeks the docs found the lung cancer to come ... he just passed peacefully on Thanksgiving morning. Iressa did not work for my dad but I have heard many many ... program director where I work, she too says that if Iressa is going to work you would know in a week or so of...

  40. Dad is not doing well-NSCLC-Sage IV
    ... lesion on his lung, immediately the doctor put him on Iressa . He didn't seem to get better, over the past 5 weeks ... and he is very short of breath, so we assumed the Iressa is not working. He just went to the doctors for a...
    ... chemo, and radiation. At the present time she is on Iressa . and seems to be doing ok. My mom still doesnt have...

  41. Talc procedure to prevent fluid on the lung
    ... energy back, but she doesn't have pain. They put her on Iressa because they thought she was too frail frail for chemo ... or radiation. Has any one had any experience with Iressa being the first line treatment. Usually they start...

  42. New Here
    ... several second line chemo's, none of which worked. Then iressa , also doesn't seem to be working. I've been visting...

  43. Iressa
    ... again and now is classified as Stage 4. She went on Iressa for 2 months and then was taken off the drug due to ... and dehydration enough to hospitalize her. Still, Iressa got rid of the cancer once again. Our doctor says...
    ... I HAVE BEEN ON IRESSA FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW FOR STAGE FOUR LUNG CANCER...
    ... Hello all, My mom took Iressa for two years. She is no longer taking it as the ... came back in her bones, so the doctor stopped the Iressa and she is now on chemo again. I hate cancer. I ... don't know if the Iressa worked for two years and then stopped working or if ... months before she got diagnosed she missedtaking the Iressa for about 5 weeks because of a shipping error, then...
    ... My MIL just started Iressa two weeks ago (Stage IV lung cancer). She has mild...

  44. no hope ?
    ... NSCLC in June 2003. She is on a clinical trial using Iressa as a first line drug. She isn't having too many side...

  45. Iressa
    ... My husband was on Iressa , 23rd-27th of this month, it tore him up - n+v, severe ... thing we could do about. From what I researched on Iressa , it is only given after two other forms of chemotherapy ... not have long, a few weeks, maybe a month. Thanks to Iressa , it was over within one week. Even a day is precious...
    ... My mother started on Iressa two weeks ago. She has had both chemo and radiation ... and staged at 31/2. She was very optomistic about Iressa but now is feeling discouraged because of suffering ... on Medicare and has supplimental ARRP insurance but Iressa is not covered. The cost is astonishing $1700.00 for...
    ... working then. So her dr. actually did not mention IRESSA - I did. I had done my own research. You know how ... that there was nothing left to do - I said what about IRESSA ? At the time it was still a "trial drug" so there ... was the only good thing. My mother began taking the IRESSA Jan - 03 and immediately had explosive diarrhea. ...
    ... My mother started taking Iressa 3 weeks ago. She had severe diarrhea for about a week ... s post from 8/03 if her family member is still on Iressa and if it has helped?...
    ... In my mother's case, IRESSA worked wonder on her. My mother is nsclc, had reoccurance ... she had several round of chemos, she started taking IRESSA . Three months later, the CT scan showed the there...
    ... Just an up date on my mom and Iressa . She took it only for one month because of feeling ... there maybe a connection between low tolerence for Iressa and liver involvement. Blessings to all of you living...
    ... My brother has had good results from Iressa . Three months on it and all scans are clear. Had...

  46. Stage IIIB
    ... Have you asked about a third line treatment,such as Iressa ? Some have excellent results with this new drug. ... worth inquiring about. Read letters from the "About Iressa " board. Also contact the drug company for information...
    ... we just learned today that he is going to recommend Iressa ...where do I find the About Iressa info? I hope you ... to the mediastinum and they are talking to us about Iressa ....

  47. Final Gifts
    ... I hope you have talked to the doctor about getting Iressa , I truely believed that it help the symtoms of the...

  48. lung cancer
    ... Any info on Iressa is needed. What is the response time from starting...

  49. It's Spread
    ... What can you expect now..... First of all look into Iressa , see if the docs can get it for you. Tell the rest...

  50. Gemzar
    ... well to GEMZAR alone, he may do radiation and later IRESSA . Does anyone have any idea whether this plan makes ... What are the usual side effects of radiation and IRESSA ?...
    ... brain. During this time, she was able to get the Iressa . She recieved it as part of a study, so it became ... free. Also there was no side effects to the Iressa , and I think or at least I would like to think that...
    ... Leisa, Thanks for your reply. I'm glad to hear that IRESSA had no side effects and that it helped in your mom...
    ... are covered by the gov't. This would include the Iressa . I am not saying there were no side effects from ... Iressa , there may as well be for some people...... Yes, it...

  51. end stage lung cancer
    ... back on ...... Has the doctor asked the family about Iressa ?? I found that while it did not cure my mom that...
    ... but she did not want one.She was not a candidate for Iressa according to the doctor as she did not have chemo...

  52. Iressa
    ... My mother was on IRESSA for about 2 months - it didn't help her - but I had ... other patients. In Jan. when mom was first given IRESSA it was a "trial drug program" meaning it had not yet...
    ... That is why I have lost my mind. I just researched Iressa today. It is approved by the FDA, but it is not covered...
    ... How long until you can see some response to Iressa ? Any info is appreciated on the subject....
    ... How long until you can see some response to Iressa ? Any info is appreciated on the subject....
    ... Hope1220: How long was your Mom on Iressa before they decided it wasn't working? What test...

  53. About IRESSA
    ... Do you know how much Iressa costs???:nono...
    ... Mom was on Iressa , she got it free through a drug testing program. ...
    ... anyone have any info on how long a person must be on Iressa before they can see any changes? How soon should ... a chest xray be done? Any info on the subject of Iressa would be helpful. Any negative or positive comments...
    ... no responses to the questions on response time to Iressa , I am guessing that no one has been on it long enough...
    ... In my mother's case, she responded to Iressa very well.She started took IRESSA after reoccurance...
    ... and carbo(typo?), very little effect, started use IRESSA March 2002. She is spot-free till now. She's on the...
    ... I spoke with my father today about Iressa . He talked to his oncologist on Friday about a medication ... his liver. He is being treated as an individual. Iressa treats lung cancer. Nancy...
    ... else it is still Lung cancer and can be treated with Iressa or any other lung cancer treatment. Kimmy...
    ... lung cancer in limited stage. Does anyone know can Iressa is also ok for SCLC patient? Thank you ~~...

  54. Just wanna unload...
    ... I found this board last Friday while searching for Iressa updates. Its the first bit of relief I've felt in...

  55. Dont' Tell Me It's Starting All Ready
    ... is no cure and with out more chemo and the new drug Iressa you are looking at 1-3 months" its been 4 weeks and...

  56. dad wants to know
    ... Actually there is no more but more chemo and trial drug Iressa that he will have to take. But no cure. So prolonging...
    ... Eva..... Get him to take the Iressa . I really believe that helped mom with the symptoms...

  57. Just found out Father has cancer.
    ... sick , last alternative more chemo and new trial drug Iressa , dad has chosen not to go for any more. He wants to...

  58. New to board need friends
    ... change.....geeze..anyways now they are going to try Iressa 500 mg a day. Has anyone tried this? Pain is always...
    ... tumour wrapping around the spine. Mom did get to go on Iressa and what I think it helped with was the breathing ... ..... technically, I think that the Iressa does not stop the spread of the cancer but that it...
    ... use it had grown about 25% and she too is trying the IRESSA drug. We of course won't know if it helps for a few...

  59. just found out
    ... new clinical trial using the not yet approved drug IRESSA . My mom had tremendous success as far as controling...

  60. mum has lung cancer - so much pain :(
    ... junk she is taking now. in australia we dont have iressa available - but we were able to receive it through ... too (i think you call it tynenol?) whats next after iressa ???? she is also taking a herbal thing which we also...
    ... remedies, only suppliments. How is she doing on the Iressa ??????? ...
    ... has only been taking the iressa for 2 weeks - not too much change yet. not sure about...

  61. STAGE IV, PLEURAL EFFUSION AND DOCS
    ... anything but what we are giving you. Mom was taking iressa and they have very rigid guidelines to what is allowed...

  62. Update on my mom
    ... Mom has been on Iressa now for close to two months. She has outlived the...
    ... One of the side effects of Iressa is skin problems so maybe the boils are from the Iressa...

  63. My husband is stage four...but they got the mets areas....what stage is he now?
    ... told my husband he would have to go to Fairview for Iressa as Ireland does not have it yet...? Hmmm... Dr. Warren...

  64. My husband's cancer is spreading and he is stage four already
    ... home for two weeks. She just started the new drug, Iressa . She is like a different person. She was only on ... be enough time to do another chemo or get on this Iressa and see if that works. It is so scary and horrible...
    ... Mom's Cancer has too progressed. She is on Iressa and now in the hospital. She no longer takes the...
    ... ..three incisions. :( I will call and ask about Iressa ...I believe we heard about it via an article in a...
    ... her husband and a friend. If you want to find the Iressa yourself,call Astra Zenica, the drug company, and ... We will move on to the next thing though if the Iressa doesn't work. They told her a few weeks ago to get...

  65. Some good news
    ... Mom has be given permission to use the Iressa ! Her immune system was to low to allow anymore chemo...

  66. Iressa Inquiry
    ... You can call the company that makes Iressa , AstraZeneca. Call their 800 number, you can get ... are taking part in the Expanded Access Program for Iressa . Best of luck to you. Take care....

  67. Vitamins, Supplements & Iressa???
    ... Be up front with the people from Iressa . Mom had that constent form and what they did was...

  68. Dad - Stage IV Lung Cancer
    ... you could find a place for your dad and he could try Iressa . Iressa is one of the new "smart" drugs that targets...

  69. So Scared/Husband diagnosed w/lung cancer that metastasized
    ... They are doing clinical trials now with a drug called Iressa also called ZD - 1839. they have many trials there ... She will begin the trial sometime in May for the Iressa . There are alot of new drugs out there also. I have ... read that Iressa should be combined with Chemo, the most popular combination...
    ... loved ones may have a chance. As mentioned above, Iressa is promising but you will need to get to a medical...

  70. non small cell lung cancer-stage 4
    ... what clinical trials may offer hope for you. Maybe Iressa will be an option for you. Last, call The Cancer...
    ... lung cancer and I have been taken off all chemo and Iressa . I would like some feed-back before i order the...

  71. Medications from abroad
    ... you can obtain it here. My father has been taking Iressa for non small cell cancer for almost a year. You...

  72. Lung Cancer that spread to the brain
    ... in an expanded access Clinical Program with ZD1839 ( IRESSA ) for patients with advanced NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER ... . Started on 1/7/02 taking 250mg IRESSA (pill form, once a day). 2/12/02 CT scan (chest, abdomen...


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