Not that I am a pessimist, but I like (read need) to be a step ahead of the battle. Diagnosed 3/08 with stage IV adeno w/ BAC features, non-mucinous, multi-focal, former smoker. No mutation testing etc. done @ time of dx. Tarceva for 8 mos. till CT showed progression, then Alimta/Carbo for 6cycles with shrinkage and on to Alimta maintenance since 4/09 with stability. Had a chemo break from 8/10 to 3/11 until CT showed progression so back on Alimta again achieving stability for the past year. Functional level is good, and other than fatigue I tolerate Alimta quite well every 4 wks. However I know at some time it will no longer be effective or I won't be able to tolerate, so I am asking what viable options there are for 3rd line tx that still allow a modicum of quality life and demonstrated effectiveness.
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 08:24#1
3rd line tx options - 1242651