Small cell lung cancer - General

Support for those diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.


Brain PCI Experiences.....

  • By Yris · New reply 12:45 am
  • 7 replies
  • Hello All !! My husband is going through Brain PCI now,,,, first his Radiologist scheduled 15 treatments, and now we found out he changed it to 10 treatments only. He is his 3rd day and so far he is tired ...

i feel hopeless

  • By Jzee83 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I really hope no one gets offended by what I'm going to ask, but I really need help with it. I feel completely hopeless. My mom was diagnosed with SCLC last month. She has been doing chemo and seems to ...

With Hesitation I Write This...

  • By Pelley · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • My title says it all. I know what's it's like being the person frantically scanning through posts wanting to read about miracles and how they happened. I haven't come here in quite some time. My mom was ...

Chemo: Worth the Risks?

  • By leon_w · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hello All, Really glad to have found this site... Lots of useful info and positivity. :) My mum was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer a few months ago. She is 60 years old and was a heavy smoker for ...

A kind word from a stranger in Culvers

  • By Woogers · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • My husband and I stopped for something to eat....the lady who brought our food asked if i "was on the chemo". I said yes, and she asked if she could hug me....told me to stay strong and remember I can ...

Has anyone used Amrubicin Hydrochloride?

  • By feifei2013 · Posted April 9, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Has anyone used Amrubicin for the recurrence of the tumor? My brother will need the 2nd line of treatment, we are considering this one. I tried to search from here but did not find much discussion on ...

Standard treatment for SCLC

  • By feifei2013 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • My brother was found SCLC earlier this year and went through first series of Chemo and Radiation. Last check ups in Oct looks fine and he appears recovering well. He is only in early 40s so very young ...

Tarceva $$$$

  • By ACEBRO · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • ACEBRO By ACEBRO Today at 8:21 am I started Tarceva a few weeks ago and went out of pocket to the tune of $2600.00. How does anyone on here afford this drug anyway. I have applied to Genetech but I have ...

Horrible headache after 1st WBR normal?

  • By Woogers · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • About 4 hours after my first WBR, I got a terrible headache. I took a 5mg oxy that worked for about an hour but now the headache is returning. Ugh, hurts behind both eyes and spreads up to my forhead ...

What's this PCI side effect mean?

  • By Woogers · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Doc said cognitive probs, "you may have trouble making new memories". I was so upset of the MRI that showed mets, I didn't ask much. Does this mean I won't remember a conversation? Does it mean I'll forget ...

So far so good

  • By Sportomich · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Well, it's been a while since ive posted, figured it was update time, currently, im only on pill for of topotecan, two horse pills that I can barely swallow everyday, i'm thankful don't get me wrong but ...

Brain Mets-is staying positive doing anyone any favors?

  • By Woogers · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Went in yesterday for a MRI then the plan was to start preventative brain rad. Doc was pretty surprised to see mets there after a clean scan the end of January. I had finally started to pull myself out ...

Any recommendations for Dr at MD Anderson For sclc?

  • By chuson · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer back in October. she's been receiving treatment in Oregon, but my family would like to get a second opinion from a doctor at MD Anderson. her doctor ...

Megace, mothers doctor will not give to her

  • By kasinomann6 · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Really do not understand why. She has sclc ext. She has no appetite Doctor says because of the side effects she does not want her on it. From what I read side effects are hardly none, common ones that ...

So bad news- mother-SCLC- enyone give me positive information?

  • By Mgdalena · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Hello all, Iam the new- and first sorry my bad english... Iam so sad. My love mother (she is 59) was diagnosed SCLC, she had a bronchoscopy 17.2. 2014- the doctor saw a small tumor in the middle lobe ...

SCLC brain metastasis

  • By anagupt · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Does SCLC normally metastasis to the brain? How can it be detected? MRI or PET ...

Mutation testing in SCLC

  • By anagupt · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Is there any point in getting mutation test done in SCLC ED? Is there any targetable or actionable mutations identified in SCLC that can be treated with inhibitors or biologic therapies ...

sclc limited recurrence. any info please.

  • By amjk · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I have been a member on this board since my mothers diagnosis and have found it quite helpful. I'm now hoping someone who has experience with recurrence can help me with some questions. my mother was ...

Don's Onc called...could it be true??

  • By texdjh · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • Good Morning Inspire Friends~ I posted early on in the week that Don's Pet in December was murky and lit up due to radiation still in his system..I knew it was too soon, but in December it seems everyone ...


  • By Woogers · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My daughter recommended drinking this "tea"...I was skeptical and dumped it out. A few days later I was at my tattoo artists shop and he started talking about the same thing. I was shocked. He said he's ...
Photo of Dave Grant

The Lung Cancer Survivors Support Community has provided support for patients, caregivers, families and friends since 2006. We welcome over 600 new members every month in the fight against lung cancer.

ALK mutations and lung cancer

Join the discussion about ALK mutations and lung cancer

Things you can do

Discussion topics

Community leaders