Dec 02, 2005 - 10:27 am
Just wondering if anyone else is receiving ALIMTA on a 21 day cycle? I am a 60 year one male EX SMOKER that was diagnosed in May 05, with NSC stage 4 lung cancer with a 6cm mass in the left lower and a 3cm mass in the liver. I had 10 radiation treatments to start with, then Chemo. The Chemo cycle was one session of Carboplatin and Taxol, followed by 3 weekly sessions of Taxol by itself . Then a rest and re eval week, then start the sessions over, I have had 4 sessions. The good new is there are no new tumors but the lung mass shows very little change. In addition to the ALIMTA I get a B-12 shot every 9 days and taking Folic acid 1mg a day and Potassium 10meq a day. Another good point is the Chemo session are every 21 days as opposed to weekly and only take 10 min instead of 3 hrs. But the $64,000 question is, does it work ??????