My husband was diagnosed with SCLC Ext. Stage in Aug. 2009.
He went through the chemo and then the PCI (as a precaution) to the brain. This all ended in Feb. of this year.
He went for a CT scan and an MRI this past week and it shows the cancer is back in his lung and now he has 2 or 3 mets in his brain, about 1.6cm.
You would think nothing is wrong with him at all(he is 46) if you talk to him or see him.
He sees his radiologist on Tuesday and then most likely a forth opinion on Thursday.
From what his oncologist says she thinks he can't have chemo and radiation to the brain at the sametime. If so why not? And which one should be done first?
He has already done many months on etoposide and cisplatin, did fine on that. Now they want to put him on topotecan 5 days a week for a 1/2 hour a day. Which I have read only works in 30% of patients.
I'm just scared to death. I keep telling myself this is a dream and that when I wake up it will be all OK and he will live a long healthy life.
He was doing so so good and now this set back. I feel like I did a year ago when he was first dianosed.
Thank you everyone for reading my post,