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Lung Cancer - stage IV (?)

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Lung Cancer - stage IV (?)

by Eloise on Thu Feb 07, 2019 04:08 PM

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Here we go again: last Oct it was discovered I had developed a plueral effusion. Fluid was drained, pathology was done, and some cancer cells were found - some, immediate to the outside of the right lung where the cancer has been found previously. The oncologist staged it at stage IV; I questuin that because the cancer is nowhere else but immediately outside the lining of the lung.

I started chemo: carboplatin + Keytruda + Alimta.

Carboplatin was removed one week ago, the other two remain. Supposed to continue the treatments - don't know how long. Questions: are there any other newbie drugs available? Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm taking some alternate immune strengthening suppleements (highly praised). Anything else available to assist the chemo?

Thank you

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