12 May 2012
In Sept. 2011 I was diagnosed with NSCLC. Surgery was not an option since it had spread - Stage 4. The doctor told me I had a year to live. I started on Xalkori in Oct. 2011. The side effects are uncomfortable but manageable. My last PET scan (April 2012) showed no active cancer. The doctor says I am not cured, so I will continue the chemo drug. He has retracted his prognosis, telling me no promises but maybe 5 years. The side effects are diarrhea, acid reflux, and vision problems (only going from dark to light). The drug works.
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I have been on it for 1 week and would really like to talk to someone who is taking it as well.
4 answers • 15 Nov 2011
I have been taking Xalkori for a month now. I recently started experiencing back pain. I feel that the drug is working since my cough is just about ...
3 answers • 25 May 2012
I started Xalkori 3 weeks ago .Also most food tastes really bad! any suggestions?
1 answer • 4 Feb 2013
as grapefruit is not allowed to mix .
1 answer • 14 Aug 2013
... Xalkori as a first line treatment. We stopped first round of chemo in order to take this drug. Has anyone done the same? Or am I a test case here?
1 answer • 1 Sep 2013