I’m 45 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer 19 months ago. I had a lobectomy and 12 weeks of hellish chemo which I would never put myself through again. Everything seemed fine for awhile but sadly yesterday my consultant informed me that the cancer has now spread to my other lung also. Apparently my cancer has the ALK mutation so I am being prescribed Ceritinib, with a view to buying me more time with my family. I was advised this could amount to a number of years. Does anyone have any experience of taking this drug? My consultant says the side effects are not as severe as chemo and won’t make me feel sick although I have read that nausea is a side effect of Ceritinib ( Zykadia). It does scare me as I had such a dark time going through chemo I know I couldn’t handle feeling that awful again. If anyone has any experience or advice I would gratefully appreciate it. Thank you.