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September 26, 2006

'Alimta Information For Patients' - A Useful Guide For Patients With Lung Cancer

Topics: Medicine
Alimta is a relatively new chemotherapy drug used to treat two types of lung cancers: Non-small cell lung cancer and a rare cancer called "malignant pleural mesothelioma" when surgery is not an option for the patient.
This is both a human interest story and a link to very useful information for lung cancer patients who are either currently taking or have had their physician advise them to take Alimta.

Corey Naham is a fellow blogger in New York City, and his blog [ ] receives almost 1 million page views perm month. He's a registered pharmacist in New York and started blogging to help patients and their families. His mother died four months ago of non-small cell lung cancer.

Because she had received Alimta during her treatment, and experienced a great deal of confusion regarding the pretreatment medicines and what a "cycle" was, Corey put together a page regarding Alimta for the benefit of other patients and their families, in order that they better understand how it should be used. From the looks of his work, I can see that he put a lot of effort into making it as helpful as possible.

If you or anyone you know is taking Alimta, you may find it helpful to check out "Alimta Information For Patients;
Commonly asked questions, explanation of what is Alimta used for, how does Alimta work, dosage, common side effects, precautions, warnings; written in plain english for patients and their families."

Corey's Alimta page is dedicated to his mother Faith Forman; a brave woman who died from after a 10-year battle with cancer.

Cross posted from New Hope Blog

Posted by Richard at September 26, 2006 10:21 PM

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