Hello everyone: This is my first posting here so trust I am doing it right. I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer after having fluid drained from around my right lung in September 2019. My oncologist decided the best treatment for me was the targeted therapy (Giotrif). I started out on 30 mg. and was then changed to 20 mg. on account of the side effects I was having. The 20 mg. seems to be working fine for me. I still have a few side effects, like diarrhea on & off, bit of blackening on toe nails, dry nasal passages and very dry hair. These I can live with. Apart from that, I am doing quite well and from my last CT scan, there are no new tumours which makes me very happy. What scares the heck out of me right now is this stupid COVID-19. I have been sticking to home for the past 6 - 7 weeks and getting to the point that I need to get out. Thankfully, we live in the country on 10 acres so are able to go outside for fresh air and exercise without interacting with other people. Another thing that makes me very angry is that I am a lifetime non-smoker. I come from a large family and I was the only one who did not take up the habit and I get lung cancer. Oh well, we all live day to day and all we can do is hope for the best I guess. Keep well & safe!!
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