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Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Sep 6, 2019 | Replies (24)

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@lisamb

I was wondering if anyone is on alectinib for stage 4 metastatic non-small cell lung cancer? I have a family member who has been on it since July of this year and has responded very well to this therapy drug.

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@lisamb, it appears your question about the ALK inhibitor, alectinib (Alecensa) got lost in the conversation. I did a quick search of Connect and didn't find any other members talking about alectinib. Study results for alectinib made big news at last year's 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: https://www.asco.org/about-asco/press-center/news-releases/alectinib-halts-lung-cancer-growth-more-year-longer-crizotinib

Lisa, I'm happy to hear that it is working well for your family member. Are there side effects?

@lighthouse68, was alectinib ever mentioned as a option for you?

There has been no complaints of side effects. He has been on it since end of June of this year and has responded very well. Before starting this treatment and shortly after diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer which was in May of this year ,he was feeling really bad and fluid taken out of his lungs twice and once around heart. A month and a half later and feeling good he ran in his annual 5 k race at his home town!

@lisamb – is this a chemo or immunotherapy drug?? And what kind of non small cell lung cancer?? I myself have stage IV with high pdl1 protien adenocarcinoma