During that hospital admission, we didn't get much in the way of good news. The imaging scans I'd had showed cancer in my lung, liver and bones. One positive piece of news was that I did not have mets to my brain. (More on that in an upcoming blog.)
Today I celebrate my 57th birthday. Frankly, I'm astonished that I am still here. If it weren't for Xalkori, (my targeted oral chemotherapy,) I wouldn't be. I've been on it, off-label, for 33+ months now. I recently heard that FDA approval of Xalkori for ROS1 mutation-driven lung cancer is expected very soon...maybe even by the end of the year.
|Lorlatinib...what a gift!|
Now that I know what it means to have metastatic cancer, for this birthday, please join me in celebrating cancer researchers and the brave souls that enter into clinical trials...these are truly the pioneers that have allowed me, and others like me, to enjoy another year of life.