MY husband was diagonised on october 2009
as PATIANT HAVING NSCLC adenocarcinoma which was locally advanced . both lung plumonory nodul ans one large tumor ,after 6 cycle of chemo with TAXOL,CARBOPLATIN ,AND COMBINED with erlotinib .since then the diesies showed improvment and shrinkage in tumor. . HE has been under maintance treatment with Tarceva since 2009 upto now. the previous PET-CT ON JULY 2011 WAS NEGATIVE AND CONCLUSION was that no evidence of residual hypermetabolic disease seen in lung.. but the recent CT showed smal new lesion 1,8 *2 cm. in comparison to previous.and his new PET -CT in TURKEY hospital FN shows new FDG(+)SUV max:5) pulmonary nodule in the lower lobe of the lung.
what is the meaning of the SUV MAX 5 ?is this means the new nodule has resisitance to TARCEVA? should it be treated with local raditiontherapy like true beam or cuberkhnife? along with continue on Tarceva? what is the best choice for tretment?
Thanks for kind and helpful reply