Dear Cancer Grace,
I am a new memeber and would very much appreciate your help on one topic:
On January 2012 my mom (54) was diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the lung stage IIIB or IV (not sure since docs in Croatia don't tell exact staging, her mets are only on lymph nodes including lymph nodes in her neck). She went through 6 cycles of chemo (gemzar/cisplatin) ended 30.5.12 and since then she is off the chemo as she is stabile. Cancer is there but there is no progression. In the meantime she was tested for Alk + and result is positive. We wanted her to start with Xalkori but Onc said that we should wait with Xalkori until progression starts then recently he changed his decision so she should probably start within 10 days. Anyway I would kindly ask for your opinion on this, should we or should we not wait for progression of disease before starting with Xalkory? The cure has lot of side effects so we would really appreciate your advise on this.