Tag: second line

Advanced/ Stage 4 Lung Cancer: Approved Immunotherapy in 2nd Line Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

Advanced/ Stage 4 Lung Cancer: Approved Immunotherapy in 2nd Line Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

I will try to play the devil advocate and give a balanced opinion here in regards to second-line immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer. In my first part, I put forward what pharmaceutical representatives often present to oncologists; highlighting positive numbers, glossing over large percentage reduction in risk of death and not mentioning 'hidden' information. The … Continue reading Advanced/ Stage 4 Lung Cancer: Approved Immunotherapy in 2nd Line Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Introduction Just some brief information (numbers) on small cell lung cancer (SCLC) before I jump into treatments for advanced SCLC. 20% of all lung cancers 95% are cigarette smokers (remaining I strongly believe is caused by second hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETC) also) 90% of the tumor is located centrally 70-80% are … Continue reading Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) – Deadliest Lung Cancer

Living Longer: Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) – HER2 over-expressed (2nd line treatments)

Living Longer: Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) – HER2 over-expressed (2nd line treatments)

What Happen When First-Line Treatment Fails? In advanced or metastatic breast cancer, first-line treatment will fail after certain duration of time. This is because cancer cells developed resistance to the treatment and not because the treatment is ineffective. Life doesn't end when first-line treatment fails. We just continue fighting the cancer with other effective second-line … Continue reading Living Longer: Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) – HER2 over-expressed (2nd line treatments)