Small cell lung cancer - Extensive

Support for those diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer.

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Don's Report..some good..some not so good~~

texdjh
  • By texdjh · New reply 12:13 pm
  • 24 replies
  • Greetings everyone and Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for scan/MRI....... Don ran up today to get CD and results......it's pretty easy reading and easy to understand...... He asked me to ...

Trial stanford with antidepressant for SCLC

nono69
  • By nono69 · New reply yesterday at 8:35 pm
  • 5 replies
  • hello, my brother is reaches a SCLC cancer. we live in France and here we have no THERAPEUTIC test. could you tell me more about trials with desipramine. did you start? What drugs have you taken? what ...

The Dark Side of SCLC (dilirium)

BBstrong
  • By BBstrong · New reply yesterday at 8:05 pm
  • 25 replies
  • This is my first post I have been reading everything I can about SCLC as my father 59 years old was diagnosed 4 weeks ago. He has had an awful time with his sodium levels being as low as 104. He can get ...

Dr. says I have about 14 weeks

catfancy
  • By catfancy · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 51 replies
  • I was diagnosed with SCLC extensive March 15, 2013. With mets to the liver and lymph nodes. My first line of chemo was Etoposide, and Carboplatin. That seemed to work for five months. My second CT Scan ...

Plurex Catheter Removal

fid803
  • By fid803 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • My father was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in November 2013. This exasperated his COPD. Completed 3 of 4 chemo treatments but became sepsis and had stop treatment. During the treatment, due to ...

Alcohol ????

hosedog
  • By hosedog · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 37 replies
  • Is drinking a beer or two bad for my hubby ? He takes NO pain meds at all ...

chemo and radiation to lung anybody?????

devasted
  • By devasted · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My husband was diagnosed with sclc and mets to the brain in June 2013. He had 2 wks WBR. 4 rounds of cisplatin/etopiside and 2 rounds of carboplatin/etopiside. He is still feeling great. Tumors are not ...

Need Info on WBR/PCI?? Woudl YOU>>?? ASAP..

texdjh
  • By texdjh · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Any suggestions.. Any opinions... Better there.... Done that?.... Long story short..please read my profile.....yes it's me the wife/caretaker... April 2014....2 New brain mets...please quickly tell us ...

Profolactic radiation

1newgrandma
  • By 1newgrandma · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Went to see my radiation oncologist today. It has been 4 months since I had anything done and was time for my check up. My oncologist wants to do 10 radiation profolactic treatments to my brain. The reason ...

SCLC- Venting, looking for answers, and hope if there is any

cheshirekitty1975
  • By cheshirekitty1975 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Hi. I am a recent member of this community. My mom was diagnosed November 8th 2013 with extensive sclc. She is 79 years old. They aggressively treated her with Etoposide and Carboplatin for 6 - every ...

Mary's Update...

Mary1971
  • By Mary1971 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Some of you have been asking for an update on my health, I met with my doctor this past week. Unfortunately the news is not what I wanted. The cancer has grown a small amount in all areas (SCLC - extensive ...

Weight loss and reduced appetite

anagupt
  • By anagupt · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • My dad is suffering from severe weight loss and loss of appetite since he started his chemo treatment. Is there anything that can be done to reduce weight loss? When Will he start regaining his weight ...

PCI

Momof3kiddies
  • By Momof3kiddies · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi all. It has been a while since I have posted. My Dad (65 yrs old) has been such an amazing trooper through all this. He was diagnosed in October 2013 with extensive SCLC with a small nodule in his ...

Prayers for Don's CT/MRI this Monday...TY :)

texdjh
  • By texdjh · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 28 replies
  • Just thought if we'd get a heaping dose of prayers and good thoughts it will Help the Good outcome of Don's scan on Monday....... We are not going to worry about it this weekend....Monday-- now that might ...

SCLC extensive/Taxol (2nd line)

KeithsKelly
  • By KeithsKelly · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Keith is currently doing Taxol weekly for 3 weeks and one week off. As a single agent. He feels great and we'll see how the scans look!! Hoping for the very best! Anyone else heard of Taxol used for SCLC ...

Has anyone heard from Richie1200?

chusie
  • By chusie · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Just wanted to know if anyone has geard from Rich. I private messaged him and I haven't heard back in a couple of weeks. Praying all is well. Susan ...

IMIPRAMINE. CLINICAL TRIAL

Leo0028
  • By Leo0028 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Dear all, Thanks to let me share with you this space. It is very useful. I would like to know if you aware a clinical trial about the effects of imipramine (TOFRANIL) http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/septemb ...

Bad news

hosedog
  • By hosedog · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • well bad news today blood test shows platlets continually dropping each week he canceled chemo last week and wanted to again this week but hubby really wanted to get it today so he lowered the dosage ...

buying medicine from US or Japan

feifei2013
  • By feifei2013 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My brother lives in China and has ext SCLC. For his second line of treatment the doctor suggested to use "Amrubicin hydrochloride" but we can't buy this in China. Anyone has suggestions or experience ...

My dad

jjhrdlicka
  • By jjhrdlicka · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi. I know I am not on here often but wanted to say that the chemo didn't work for my father and now it has metastasized to the upper part of his left lobe and is wrapped around 4 major arteries. I am ...
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