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I have only been recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic non small cell adenocarcinoma of the (right) lung. I tested positive for the ALK gene and am taking Xalkori an oral medication. At this point I have had no side effects from this drug. I do not smoke nor have I ever been a smoker so this was a surprise to me as I was under the mistaken impression that only smokers or people exposed to toxic carcinogens were at risk. Since I have been diagnosed I have been trying to get the word out...
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At HealthFriends, we believe early diagnosis leads to better treatment outcome. We therefore want to encourage our members to share their early symptoms of lung cancer, for the benefit of others to learn about. What were your particular symptoms? How did you know something was wrong? Common symptoms are: - shortness of breath - blood in sputum - chest/shoulder pain - hoarseness - weight loss If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you are advised to see your...