I have been on Xalkori for 14 months for Stage IV NSCLC - and the lung cancer is now very small - one nodule 10x5 mm.
However, yesterday they found "at least 6" brain mets, largest of which is 15x10mm. I am going to a radiation oncologist on Monday to discuss WBR. I was told that due to the number of mets, WBR is really the only viable option. I am 57 and in great health, and live a normal life with the LC, due to Xalkori.
From what I read, it doesn't seem that sterotactic or GK are the best with so many mets. I find many that are against WBR because of side effects. I would like to know others' experiences and opinions on this.