My husband : Airline pilot, age 56, healthy... former smoker
10 May 2011
Xray & Pet-CT & Biopsy : Lung cancer / Adenocarcinoma
Stage IV – both lungs & lymph nodes
1- Cisplatin + Alimta + Zometa 6 round
Pet-Ct : %90 regression
Alimta ....maintenance 6 round
Pet-Ct : progression
2- Carboplatin & Taxotere 8 rounds
Pet-Ct : regression
May 2012 - Cyberknife to lung (2 times)(because of backache)
Biopsy 2nd time / ALK positive
Xalkori 4 months
Pet Ct: Progression to some bones
September 2012 -
3- Cisplatin & Gemzar 6 round
Pet-Ct : Regression %28 ( bones gone )
4- Cisplatin & Gemzar 4 rounds
Pet-Ct: Progression & stable
19 March 2013-
5- Cisplatin & Alimta & avastin started yesterday.... No side effects...
Now I have some questions..... Is having so much chemo bad for heart, etc? As he is really not having any symptoms from cancer can we say is this treatments good for him?
He is living his normal life... Just not flying a s a pilot but travelling a lot, having walks, going out for dinners, drinking his whisky every night - and fresh lemon & pomegranate juice every morning and eating properly - a lot of vegetables and fruits, cheese, fish and red meat ( Mediterranean style as we are from Istanbul- Turkey)
Thanks for your suggestions....