My story in relation to being ALK Positive started in November 2013 when I started to lose the sight in my right eye. I went to a local optician, who referred me to the Eye Hospital on the same day and I was told that I had a tumour behind my eye. A biopsy was taken from my eye, which showed that the primary tumour was in my lung. A further biopsy showed that I was ALK Positive.
The last 5 years has been a journey which has had its up and downs. Initially I was treated with chemotherapy which was the first line treatment then. Since April 2015 I have been on Crizotinib. I look forward to the next 5 years.