Alitma

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Alitma

by Bill_Sr on Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi guys, My name is Bill and my wife Gail has just been diagnosed with stage four metatastic lung cancer. She has had small cell twice before first time 7 years ago and it was removed by surgery upper left lobe left lung, then 3 years later lower right lobe of right lung and it was also removed surgically now three years later she has non small cell. Her oncologist has started her on Tarceva, and it seems to have it in check but the rash, diahrrea and then with the mincycoline antibiotic to counteract the rash causing nausea and vomiting all the time has not given her much quality of life. So her oncolgist has recommended Alitma chemo and said maybe that will give her a better quality. Would like to hear from any of you guys out there that have experience with alitma, and your thoughts on this. Thanx. Bill

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by Nanno on Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:00 AM

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I hope this message finds your wife doing better since your message is quite old but I was wondering how she did on the alitma?   My dad is about to begin alitma and cisplatin for malignant mesothelioma.   I was wondering how sick and weakened he will become.    God bless....

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by Julie527 on Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:00 AM

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My mother was just diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer again. It is contained to her lungs (THANK GOD). She is going to be starting Alitma April 11th. She will also be taking decadron. Any suggestions. I hope she does well with this.

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by Julie527 on Wed May 09, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 7/13/2005 Bill Sr. wrote:

Hi guys, My name is Bill and my wife Gail has just been diagnosed with stage four metatastic lung cancer. She has had small cell twice before first time 7 years ago and it was removed by surgery upper left lobe left lung, then 3 years later lower right lobe of right lung and it was also removed surgically now three years later she has non small cell. Her oncologist has started her on Tarceva, and it seems to have it in check but the rash, diahrrea and then with the mincycoline antibiotic to counteract the rash causing nausea and vomiting all the time has not given her much quality of life. So her oncolgist has recommended Alitma chemo and said maybe that will give her a better quality. Would like to hear from any of you guys out there that have experience with alitma, and your thoughts on this. Thanx. Bill

My mom is on Alitma right now and not sure how it is working. She just finished her 2nd session of chemo and it is knocking the crap out of her. I notice your email is rather old. How is your wife doing?

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