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Sister Max
Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 2011

Hi all - i'm new to this forum and wanted to introduce myself.

I'm here in support of my sister who was diagnosed just before Christmas with small cell lung cancer/extended. She will be having her 2nd chemo treatment this week. Her treatment consists of: Cisplatin/Etoposide VP-16 + Neulasta; along with lung radiation and future brain radiation.

While the initial diagnosis was devastating; i'm truly inspired by her strength and attitude towards beating this beast. Certainly this is a journey none of us wants to take, but i'm glad to find a forum where much can be learned and shared.

Together we are searching for the best self care necessary - and so far hydration seems to be an important factor. We're finding Juven, Ensure Plus, and E-mergenC to be very helpful. Learned today that Silvadene may be a good product for her to begin using while on radiation. Does anyone have any experience with that?

Thanks - and wishing all the very best.

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Joined: Jan 2011

Hi Max
I didn't have to have chemo so I can't help you there. However I welcome you and want to tell you that this is a wonderful site of supportive people. You can ask anything and someone will have the answer.

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Joined: Aug 2010

Glad you found us here.Have sclc-limited.Everyone experiences different side effects..Me I gained weight,had no nausea, brief period of esphogitis with chest radiation... mostly just severe fatigue especially after PCI.Found taking it one day at a time and maintaining a positive attitude with great support and faith are key to my survival on this journey! Take care,MaryAnn

Sister Max
Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 2011

Thank you both - challenges ahead, good to have support from those who understand

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