Dad has squamous cell nsclc. He had upper right lobectomy December 2019 and given all clear.. Aug 2020 came back in mediastinal lymph nodes causing SVCO. The tumour was 9cm so he had a stent.
He had 4 rounds of carboplatin, paclitaxol and pembro. It reduced to 6cm....so he was put on maintenance pembro only.
Fast forward to now: we've had the news he's had "significant progression" we've been told they've checked everywhere and it's not spread to anywhere else - its still contained, it's just grown.
He sees the oncologist a week Tuesday to discuss.
I'm in a bit if state wondering 'what next'. I don't want them to stop treatment because hes already had a lobectomy and the aforementioned treatment
He keeps pretty well - he's 67, still works full time as a plasterer and does fine. I honestly believe he's no further than 1 on the ECOG scale. Other than a bit of breathlessness on exertion, we've noticed absolutley no change in him, so this is all a huge shock.
Anyone had anything similar? What were your treatment options?