Small cell lung cancer - Extensive

Support for those diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer.


My Dad is looking a bit yellow...

  • By BecT · New reply January 20, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi everyone I recently posted about my dad having extensive SCLC. He has a spot in his lymph, on his pancreas and a 6.5 inch tumour in his right lung. He is about to start his 4th round of chemo this ...

How is Jaime & Steve? anyone know....

  • By texdjh · New reply January 19, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hoping someone can update on how Steve is doing as well as Jaime... They have been in my thoughts and prayers... Maybe I missed her latest update... Thanks.. gaye ...

Help with family

  • By fight2013 · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Ok I need some real help. My sister who I thought we were as close as any 2 sisters could be. But she has treated me so poorly since I got diagnosed words can not explain. "it's like I got the plague ...

I don't have good news, yet

  • By jaime15 · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • Got the brain ct results. Sadly we are dealing with 3 brain mets. :( I seriously can't believe I'm writing this. I'm just totally devastated. And hubby just wants to feel better. I don't know size or ...

Need help understanding what is going on.

  • By Bett49 · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello, I hope someone can help me understand what is happening to my sister. Late December she was diagnosed with SMLC, extensive as there were 3 small spots on her liver. The one tumor in the lung was ...

Spent most of the night in ER

  • By jaime15 · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • So that nausea and vomiting obviously wasn't a stomach bug as that's what the dx was last Monday. Steve's had two more episodes of violent vomiting. The main issue, we thought, was dizziness. All the ...

New to Group... SCLC may now be extensive?

  • By ospreymom · New reply January 15, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I was diagnosed with SCLC limited in July 2013. The baseline PET scan indicated limited disease. I did 4 rounds of cisplatin/etopiside with 40 radiation treatments which all ended 9/20/13. I suffered ...

My loving dad

  • By DAlfaro · New reply January 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I need help my dad was told he has small cell lung cancer back in august and the cancer doctor said he only has eight weeks and its been six months that is wonderful. But know he has started to spit of ...

Why no raw veggies during chemo? Plus?

  • By Rytar · New reply January 13, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • Hello everyone! My husband was dx with sclc-ext in Oct at Vanderbilt. His health is poor at best. We were at Vanderbilt going through the last tests( 4 months worth classes, tests etc) for a heart transplant ...

Tricyclic Anti-depressants - SCLC

  • By Sisel · New reply January 13, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi, I know there have been posts about this before, but I just wanted to share it again for anyone who might have missed it. Stanford University is finding tricyclic anti-depressants kill small cell cancer ...

Mass too large for radiation?

  • By renneym · New reply January 13, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • My brother is 49 years old and is 6 feet and 10 inch tall. He is an unusually large man and his mass has been described as being unusually large. Almost all of his right lung is involved and the lymph ...

Any thoughts on Topotecan

  • By Heartsickdaughter · New reply January 13, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Has anyone had this type of chemo? Was it the first choice or a second round ...

Dad passed away peacefully

  • By daughter79 · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • My dad passed away peacefully on 27 Dec 2013..6 months after diagnosed with limited sclc. within that 6 months, the cancer mets to the left lung (initially only right lung). Eventho chemo manage to shrunk ...


  • By BecT · New reply January 12, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi There My Dad (73 yo) has been diagnosed with SCLC. He went to an ENT after his voice went MIA for 4 weeks - he was until then a heavy smoker. He ended up having a CT scan and has shown up with SCLC ...

Carboplatin/Etoposide Didn't Work

  • By renneym · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • My brother was dx in Oct 2013 with ext SCLC. He did 4 rounds of Carb/Etoposide and had a PET CT scan this week. The mass on his lung has not shrunk as much as the doctor expected. The lymph node under ...

I need prayers for my husband SCLC

  • By LadyJ1963 · New reply January 8, 2014
  • 48 replies
  • Hi everyone- My husband who has been fighting since April 1st this year, was down and out on Saturday, after four days of Topetecan, went to Oncologist on Saturday for the Nulesta shot but was very winded ...

I need your info

  • By Burcaky · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My brother has sclc ext.He had limited sclc .It moved to spinal cord.NOw we are ext.He had a succesful surgery.He still can not walk.But ı don't care.My main concern is the tumor in spinal cord..After ...

Scan tomorrow.

  • By SouthJerseyKim · New reply January 6, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Just looking for some good mojo because I have my first scan tomorrow since I started treatment, and my anxiety is alive and well tonight. How's everyone else deal with scanxiety? -Kim ...

Limited to Extensive

  • By Al3 · New reply January 3, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Was diagnosed with SCLC limited Sept 25, 2012 and been getting clean scans all year until October 2013. It is not growing in my Lung but it did come back in my liver, three mets, so now I’m Extensive ...

Happy New Year!

  • By SouthJerseyKim · New reply January 1, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I'd like to wish everyone here a Happy New Year. I don't know about other people dx'd with SCLC (and caregivers/loved ones), but the holiday was a mixed bag of emotions for me. Here's to better days ...
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