Hi, my name is Rizalito was dx of stage 4 nsclc adenocarcinoma in sept 2013.
Multiple pulmonary nodules with in left lung, largest is in medial left lower lobe 2.5cmx2.0cm, enlarged left hilar lymph node 1.1cmx1.7cm, multiple mediastinal lymph node, representative lymph node is the subcarinal lymph node 1.5cmx3.2cm, pre vascular lymph node1.5mmx2.7mm
Never smoke, athlete..
Told not a surgery candidate. Started chemo oct 2013, carbo/alimta. Second and third treatment delayed a week each due to low WBC. Onco start giving me neulasta shot for third to fifth.
Had a bone scan,MRI.ct scan in dec cause of some pain and new sob. MRI clear, bone scan clear, ct scan stable with very slight reduction.
November result positive for alk. Onco suggested to keep doing chemo keep xalcori as back up.
Scheduled for scan again on the 12th of this month.
If stable, maintenance with alimta only or xalcori, with progression switch to xalcori.
My question is,
would you recommend going with alimta for maintenance or xalcori? Why?
Was I really not a good candidate for surgery?
Thank you very much for taking your time to read and hopefully answer my question...
Take care and god bless,