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Loved one in family is in stage 4 lung cancer, diagnosed 4 months ago. Oncologist has put him on tarceva (erlotinib) 100mg chemotherapy. Is radiation possible?

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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Radiation can only help patients who have symptoms directly relating to the tumor like for example causing compression of the spine or airways.
If he has a egfr mutation then tarceva (erlotinib) would be most helpful.

In brief: See below

Radiation can only help patients who have symptoms directly relating to the tumor like for example causing compression of the spine or airways.
If he has a egfr mutation then tarceva (erlotinib) would be most helpful.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

But prob ably only for a specific painful lesion at this stage.

In brief: Possible

But prob ably only for a specific painful lesion at this stage.
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