Jun 19, 2009 - 10:23 am
My mom has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. We have started the Chemo treatments with Carboplatin & etoposide. It's a 21 day cycle, 3 days of chemo, 18 days off. The first chemo is done and we are on day 5 of the 18 off. Yesterday we brought her home from the hospital after a 10 day stay that had so many ups and downs I finally slept last night for six hours. My mom had no side effects from the chemo, except for the mouth sores. I'm trying to stay ahead of the cancer, can anyone tell me if the future treatments will have more side effects? When will the hair loss start? What is quality of life, during the 18 days like? Right now she is happy to be home, but I think she is feeling that she needs to stay inside, that she can't do anything...fun.