The reason I bring this regimen up is that if you do decide to go straight to the laser lung surgery you might immediately follow it with a long-term maintenance xeloda/celebrex regimen. After the surgery, you'd hopefully be in NED state which is exactly the situation that Dr. Lin thinks the combination works best in -- to prevent recurrence or delay recurrence.
Just wanted to say that I agree with this. IF you go the laser surgery route (to get you probably NED), you should seek some maintenance regimen after it. And from all what I've read out there, this XCEL regimen would be very tolerable. It's experimental, yes, and it doesn't work for all Dr Lin's patients (otherwise, he would be awarded a prize right now, right). But for anyone who wants to do something 'more' to prevent recurrence/ slow metastasis, it's something worth the try. It is just my opinion, and I have not medical background, but anyone who get NED or almost NED (thanks to regular surgery -with 'curative intent'-, chemo, VATS, RFA, Cyberknife, etc.), would have a better fighting chance by trying this protocol.jimc
, so glad to hear this is working for your wife! I was missing you : )