Linking you to resources and support in the lung cancer community!
I don't have an answer to your question, and I don't know the names of most of the drugs, and I don't volunteer smoking information (who cares, you did, you didn't? Only statisticians. BUT, I will tell you that six years ago I went thru Chemo I with all the rough symptoms, and the cancer was gone. After about three years it began to grow again and I was put on Alimta. Then, I was given a three month repreive. Then, a scan showed that the cancer had 'exploded' and has spread into my bone, and Pleura lining.. I'm beginning to learn that this is a trend with Alimta. So perhaps not enough research? Now I'm back on the drugs of Chemo I, and I'll know the results Dec 6th.
I have not been through this, I just wanted to wsh you a Happy Holiday! I hope all is well and that you are recieving effective treatments.
Kim aka Izzysmom08