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Tue, Mar 31 10:08am · Has anyone taken the targeted therapy osimertinib (Tagrisso)? in Lung Cancer

Xalkori is a once daily capsule.

Mon, Mar 30 9:14am · Has anyone taken the targeted therapy osimertinib (Tagrisso)? in Lung Cancer

Not sure if this answers your question at all, but I’ve been taking Crizotinib (Xalkori), also a ‘targeted therapy’ for 3 months with remarkable tumor decrease in my stage 4 lungs. Minimal side effects. Best wishes to you on your new journey.

Mon, Mar 30 9:10am · XALKORI (crizotinib) in Lung Cancer

Very happy to report that last week’s PT scan showed remarkable improvements to my lungs after 3.5 months of Xalkori! But I am still very short of breath due to fluid build up and damage to my lungs. Thoracentisis being scheduled. So far so very very good 😷.

Mon, Mar 23 11:18am · XALKORI (crizotinib) in Lung Cancer

You too — as well as all of us with this horrible 'underlying condition'.

Mon, Mar 23 11:08am · XALKORI (crizotinib) in Lung Cancer

I have a 2nd opinion oncologist at MD Anderson, Jacksonville, who has been very supportive of me and my local oncologist's suggestions over the past 2 years of my treatments. I'm awaiting results of a PT scan I had on Friday and he will also get those scan results so I'm sure we'll have a conversation this week.

Sat, Mar 21 7:06pm · XALKORI (crizotinib) in Lung Cancer

I have Medicare and AARP UHC and it would have cost me an additional $9600/mo.

Sat, Feb 29 7:29am · XALKORI (crizotinib) in Lung Cancer

Yes I’ll check these links out. Thanks. Results of my most recent blood work this week show no change in my CEA. That may signal that Xalkori (Crizotinib) has stopped its effectiveness. My dr has no further treatment suggestions if this is confirmed by a CAT scan next month.