GBJ Posted June 30, 2022 Share Posted June 30, 2022 It has been 4 months since diagnosis - Stage 4 NSCLC with mets to the abdomen (a few nodes there). I have completed 6 rounds of chemo (Pemetrexed and carboplatin) and 5 rounds of immunotherapy (Keytruda) - 15% PDL-1. Now my first scan after the infusions is next week. Fingers crossed and all. Anyways, wondering what the next steps would be. My oncologist mentioned that I had three options depending on the PET-scan results: 1) Be on maintenance therapy (dropping one chemo drug carboplatin) and continue immunotherapy+1 chemo drug 2) Stop therapy altogether and monitor (assuming if scans are good) 3) Continue with immunotherapy alone till I can bear the costs of it (In India, immunotherapy is not covered under insurance) Wondering if anyone was told the same. Also, another question: do they stop therapy if the tumor grows or do they start second line of treatment. I am confused on that. Please advice Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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