My dad was diagnosed with cancer April 2011. It is Matastice Melanomia and now he has found out he also has a tumor on his heart and the treatment he took before didn't help at all. His Dr. wants him to try Zelboraf now. They tell him it will give him a better quality of life. My dad is only 48 years old and he is a very proud man that has never asked anyone for nothing and this scares him to death. They told him they have only give it to 6 of their other patients so we are trying to find out as much about it as we can. So we wanted to know if anyone has ever used it that has had it or has it in their lungs? And what happened or what advise can you give him? Thanks
My daughter had metastices to her liver and lungs and had good results with zelboraf. Unfortunately she only had a good response for about 4 months but she had a very aggressive tumor. Also her melanoma was a bit rare. We really treasure that time as other than skin reactions she felt well.
I am starting my 27th month on Zelboraf and I am part of the Phase II trial. Just prior to entering the trial, I had two lung mets: #1 was 8.9 x 6.8 cm; #2 was 5.2 x 2.5 cm. Six weeks after starting on Zelboraf mets were: #1 was 6.6 x 5.3 cm and #2 was 4.5 x 2.3 cm. Today's measurements are: #1 is 3.1 x .3 cm and #2 is 2.6 x .8 cm. They have been that size for a year now and the PET scan has not lit up since December 2011. My doctor thinks they are either dead cells or scar tissue. Hope this information helps.
I have melanoma in my lungs. It was found in late 2012. It was in both lungs and the outlook wasn't good. We moved to New York in August of 2012 and I started going to Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital for treatment. They put me on Zelboraf and one lung is now cancer free and the other only has a couple tumors left. So far my treatments with Zelboraf are going great with some really great results. You still have side effects just like with any cancer medication but for me the results are worth dealing with the side effects!
- Zelboraf Information for Consumers
- Zelboraf Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zelboraf (detailed)
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