I’m on my 2nd cycle of chemo dealing with a recurring lung cancer. The 3rd cycle is scheduled to begin on next week. The drugs used for the first 2 cycles are Carboplatin and Alimta. Even though it is only 2 months from my last Pet scan, My Doc ordered one to be taken before the next cycle starts, to see if the drugs are effective for my treatment. (Because some original symptoms still present very strongly, such as belly pain, regardless taking pain killer regularly) If not, different drugs will be used for subsequent cycles.
In my original lung cancer treatment 2 years ago, Cisplatin and Alimta were used. It was acceptable to me but this time so far is “horrible”. My question is whether I will be able to sustain myself under the side effect attacks of further chemos and how many different combinations are there for patients to test? What are the common options open to me?
Thanks so much for your feedback.