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I am 57 year old female never-smoker diagnosed with Stage 3 - non small cell adenocarcinoma with positive ALK mutation in September 2015.  Treated with Chemo and Radiation, no surgical options, have been taking Xalkori since February 2016.  So far, so good, CT Scans show no activity!

Looking forward to learning what I can about dealing with this.


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Hello JLK , welcome..

I was diagnosed with Stage 3b NSCLC  .  I had to have chemo and radiation but lucky for me they said it killed it so I could have surgery but 

they did want me to have more chemo as a precaution after surgery.  I finished all that in the spring of 1998 !   I am still here.   Please keep us 

posted on how you are doing.  Feel free to ask questions  

Donna G

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Hi JLK and welcome here. Im glad you found us. If you hang around on these forums you'll probably learn a lot about dealing with this. I know I have. Let us know if you have any specific questions and how else we can support you.

Bridget O

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Hi, jlk,

Welcome to LCSC. This is a great place to ask questions and find support, information, and hope! Please post an update when you can. We are here for you!

With gratitude,

Digital Community Manager
LUNGevity Foundation

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