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