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My NSCLC treatment plan has taken me away from the traditional treatments of surgery, chemo, radiation. Having tested positive for the ALK gene mutation, I’ve started an oral targeted therapy which has done wonders for the way I feel each day. While no one wants to hear that they have stage IV lung cancer, so far, I have been fortunate to avoid surgery and the recovery that goes along with that.
The researchers that work with the targeted therapies are making strides and great progress, giving many patients hope, and many good-days.
Exciting news for those with the RET gene mutation, as they now have a targeted therapy option:
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-therapy-patients-lung-and-thyroid-cancers-certain-genetic-mutation-or-fusion

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@lls8000– I was stunned when I was told that I had stage 4 lung cancer. I don't think that there is a target for multifocal yet but if I have to have 2 places that are suspect killed in late June I might have to settle for SBRT again. I live in a rural seaside town and I might have to stay in Boston if this happens. We have so few cases of Sars-CoV2 and If I have to stay in Boston then I will be more exposed. YIKES! I agree that lung cancer research and its scientists have been on their toes! Have you had to go to the hospital for anything during this pandemic?