Aug 14, 2012 - 9:55 am
So my dad has NSCLC type adenocarcinoma. He has had 5 rounds of chemo with Carboplatin and Alimta. I just read that "ALIMTA is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain kinds of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) called advanced nonsquamous NSCLC." This is from the Alimta website (alimta.com). Now I am confused as to why my dad is on Alimta if it's for nonsquamous type. Anyone else with adenocarcinoma been on Alimta?
My dad is going to begin maintenance therapy with avastin but I was wondering if I should ask the doctor if there is other types of chemo we should try before going to maintenance therapy? Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance!