Lung Cancer Stories

Lung cancer includes two main types: non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Smoking causes most lung cancers, but nonsmokers can also develop lung cancer.  (National Cancer Institute)

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Non-small cell lung, ROS1-positive, Stage IV (Metastatic)

• Name: Lisa Goldman
• Cancer details: ROS1 tends to be aggressive. It can spread to the brain and to the bones.
• 1st Symptoms: Persistent cough (months), coughing a little blood, high fever, night sweats
• Treatment: Chemotherapy (4 cycles), maintenance chemotherapy (4 cycles)
• Status: Ongoing maintenance chemotherapy