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    I am Kimmie Anne and am a 58 y/o female living with Stage 4 Non Small Cell Cancer.  I was diagnosed in 2003 and given 2-3 years to live (textbook response at that time).  I did a year and a half of chemo, six months of radiation and have been taking Tarceva 150mg daily for the past 7 years and the Tarceva is saving my life.  Here I am 10 years later and I had been a smoker all my life.  Rand...

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      Carrie, so very sorry for your loss.  I am keeping you in my prayers.

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          Consult your oncologist.  Your immune system may be compromised if you are taking medicine.

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            Hello.  My name is Kimmie Anne and I am a 58 y/o female living with Stage 4 NSCLC.  I was diagnosed in 2003 and given 2-3 years to live.  I did a year and a half of chemo, 6 mos of radiation and took the oral tab, Iressa.  I have been taking Tarceva 150mg for the past 7 years and am doing great!  The Tarceva is making history by shrinking tumors in the lungs.  Perhaps the oncologist woul...

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              My name is KimmieAnne and I am a 58 y/o female living with Stage 4 NSCLC.  I was diagnosed in 2003 and given the textbook 2-3 years to live.  Here I am 11 years later! I did a year and a half of chemo, 6 months of radiation and 6 months of oral tab Iressa (now off market).  I have been taking Tarceva 150 mg for 7 years and it is saving my life.  I visit my oncologist every 6 months for bloodwork ...

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                Hello!  I am KimmieAnne and I am living with NSCL Stage 4.  Four months ago I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder.  I suffered severe neck and shoulder pain.  As a result of an MRI ordered by an orthopedic surgeon, it was discovered that I had a major tear in my "supra" muscle.  The tear was so bad that an hour surgery turned into two hours and a couple of screws in the top of my a...

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                  Hello, Rdrew79. I am KimmieAnne and I am a 58 year old female living with Stage 4 nsclc.  I was diagnosed in 2003 and given 2-3 years to live.  I did a year and a half of chemo, 6 months of radiation and took the oral medicine Irressa (no longer available on market).  I have been taking Tarceva 150mg daily for the past 7 years and it is saving my life.  In my case, the staging really doesn't matt...

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                    Hello! I am KimmieAnne and I am living with Stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer.  Tell your doctor that you want a CAT scan or a referral to a specialist.  If he will not do this for you, select another doctor.  The doctor works for you. Please do not wait.  I smoked on and off all my life and had symptoms like yours during the year.  I was never diagnosed with lung cancer until my lung col...

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                      My name is KimmieAnne and I have Stage 4 nsclc.  I have been on Tarceva 150mg for 7 years now.  I was diagnosed in November of 2003 (given 2-3 years to live), did a year and a half of chemo, 6 months of radiation and took oral tab Irressa (no longer available).  Was prescribed Tarceva 150mg.  Experienced minor side effects. This medicine is saving my life. Best wishes.

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