Jul 12, 2012 - 9:19 pm
55 year old non-smaoker in excellent health (or so I thought)
So we did CT and PET scans last week and the tumor in the left lung has shrunk from 35 x 23 mm in late March down to 19 x 11 mm. This is after 3 chemo treatments, with 3 more to go in this first line of treatment. Doing the math, the tumor has shrunk by almost 75% over the past two months.
PET scan showed activity of cancer cells declining in all areas.
Not sure what is typical or average, but this is obviously great news and things are moving in the right direction. After much worry and sleeplessness, I am obviously very encouraged
Onco doc indicates that I should move on to Alimta maintenance for 2nd line of treatment.
Anyone who has had this treatment and for how long? Would love to hear your experience.