Apr 07, 2006 - 12:36 am
Hi everyone, this is my first time posting a message here so please bare with me. I was diagnosed with SCLC (limited to my right lung) in October of 2004 and went through Chemo and radiation and have been cancer free now since my treatment ended in April of 2005, so for 1 year now. I would like to talk with or hear from others that have Small Cell Lung Cancer. Everything I read is so grim. I am only 45 years old and have two small children ages 9 and 10 and I find myself so scared all the time that the cancer will come back. Is this normal?? Does anyone survive this for the long term?? Does the anxiety ever go away? I am now scheduled to start Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI) to try and prevent any brain metastasis. If anyone knows anything about PCI, I would sure like to hear it. Also, as a result of my chemo I have a pretty severe case of Peripheral Neuropathy if anyone has any information on this I welcome it also. Thanks so much for listening.