After almost five stable years there is now clear progress in the primary tumor and in all nodules and GGOs in all lobes of my right lung. Also new nodules and GGOs have appeared. A ct guided needle biopsy will be taken early April.
I had 4 times Cisplatin+Alimta plus 39 times Alimta during Feb 2009 - March 2012. Break from treatment has been two years. I did not have any major side effects from these treatments.
My questions are the following:
Has it ever been successful to use Cisplatin or Carboplatin again after a long break?
How many times (maximum) can they be given altogether if the patient is enduring this chemo combination?
Is there a maximum number for Alimta treatments?
I will naturally first wait for the result of the needle biopsy in case I have EGFR or ALK mutation, but if they are negative, I would prefer Cisplatin+Alimta or Alimta alone, if possible.
Paulina (BAC stage IV since 2009)