Lung Cancer Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Tagrisso (osimertinib)

Lung Cancer Patient Stories | Ashley’s Story

Ashley R.

Diagnosis: Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
1st Symptoms: Tiny nodules in lungs
Treatment: Tagrisso (Osimertinib)

Lung Cancer Patient Stories: Ashley R.

Ashley was leading a career in her local community college, enjoying being around students when she was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell EGFR+ lung cancer.

In this video series, she shares about how getting her kind of lung cancer was like hitting the jackpot in the lung cancer lottery—the good and the bad in getting diagnosed with such, taking a daily pill instead of infusion chemo and diving into how hey journey changed her perspective and outlook.

Explore her incredible 3-part story series below. Thank you so much for sharing, Ashley!

Getting Diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Ashley describes how seeing her OB-GYN doctor for a cyst turned out to be a news and journey that would change her life.

While working a career in her local community college and being an amazing wife and fur-mom, she was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell EGFR+ lung cancer.

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Testing + Targeted Therapy

Here, Ashley takes us through the endless tests, treatment decisions, and how she is actually navigating her new take-a-daily-pill life.

Sad as it is, Ashley tells us about how she even felt like winning the lottery when she found out she’s EGFR+ which means taking a daily pill and no infusions.

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Living with Lung Cancer (Survivorship)

Finally, Ashley bares how lunch cancer changed her perspective, outlook—how it changed her life.

To Ashley, she was lucky enough to be taking the daily pill road and having a sense of normalcy. And so, despite her odds, she shares the gift of reflections and hopes with her cancer community.

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  • Name: Ashley R.
  • Diagnosis (DX)
    • Stage IV Non-Small Cell EGFR+ Lung Cancer
  • 1st Diagnosis:
    • Age at DX: 36 years old
    • Symptoms:
      • Tiny nodules on both lungs
    • Tests for DX:
      • CT Scan
      • Tissue removal – sent to Mayo Clinic for genomic testing
    • Treatment
      • Tagrisso (Osimertinib) – 80 mg/day

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