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SCLC REMISSION but now new spots

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My wife had a ct yesterday and the doctor called this morning and said that her lung looks great but they now see 3 spots in her liver and a spot on her bone in her back....has anyone had this happen and not been sclc? Her last chemo was last year in July...I'm hoping and praying that this could just be something else...if it is sclc again I hope that they can treat it and stop it! Any thoughts and experiences with this would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello, I am glad your wife shows no sclc in the lungs. As far as the other spots I am not familiar with sclc, as I had nsclc and don't know what the other spots could be. I visit the Inspire lung cancer web site, and there are survivors there that might be able to help with your question. I am praying that its just inflammation and it will go away. I wish you and your wife well. Lori

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I will look at that web site...thank you for your prayers! Things have been good for the last several months and now its back to worrying again!

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Z how do I find the website that you were talking about?

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You may google it and it will come up. Type in Inspire and then go to the site. There are many health topics to choose from. I know that I like to go there because it has all the stages of lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Lots of survivors with experience strength and hope. Lori

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Thanks Z I wil try that.

Frank

nessaducky
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My mom was just diagnosed with nsclc stage 4. She is metastatic to the pleural lining and space outside the pleural lining. We found out 3 weeks ago and are now still testing and figuring out how to treat. The pleural space keeps filling with cancerous fluid so we will either do a pleuradesis or a pleural tap before starting chemo. I am interested in alternative treatment also. I believe she will overcome this because she is strong and a fighter. Anyway, I am trying to learn the stories of other survivors of nsclc and if anyone is willing to post on our blog so others may read it. It is www.cindyhudson.blogspot.com.
Thank you and God Bless!

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Hello, I just saw this request today. I was very fortunate to have had the cancer caught at stage 1a as I was being scanned for follow up to anal cancer. I had a lower right lobe lobectomy and that comes with an 85% cure rate. I was a 35 year smoker up until the anal cancer diagnosis on 5-4-09.

Now if you go to the Inspire web page I talked about, you will find many stage IV survivors. One just came up to his 11 year aniversary. There is a lot that can be done nowadays. As a matter of fact one of the anal cancer survivors on CSN had metasis to the plueral lining and completed treatment in March and presently is showing clear on her CT scans. If you go to the anal discussion board her name is JDuke.

I will have you and your mom in my prayers. Lori

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My mom was just diagnosed with nsclc stage 4. She is metastatic to the pleural lining and space outside the pleural lining. We found out 3 weeks ago and are now still testing and figuring out how to treat. The pleural space keeps filling with cancerous fluid so we will either do a pleuradesis or a pleural tap before starting chemo. I am interested in alternative treatment also. I believe she will overcome this because she is strong and a fighter. Anyway, I am trying to learn the stories of other survivors of nsclc and if anyone is willing to post on our blog so others may read it. It is www.cindyhudson.blogspot.com.
Thank you and God Bless!

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Chad, sending prayers your way. May these "spots" be something that can be treatable and may your lovely wife continue to beat the beast! Everyday is another day that she has "won". Take care.

Lucy

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Ditto from me, Chad...
Medi

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Thank you Lucy and Medi! She goes tomorrow for a bone scan and full body mri and then on Tuesday they are doing a liver biopsy...I'm hoping and praying that things come back negative!

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I will also be praying that everything comes back negative and its just the ebb and flow of life and aging, as we all get different spots on the outside of our body, so why whould'nt we get them on the inside. I pray for you and your wife. Lori

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Thank you Lori! We need all the prayers that we can get!

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Will keep prayers and positive thoughts going your way MaryAnn

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Thank you MaryAnn!

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Linda had her liver biopsy today and is now home and doing ok.....we are still waiting for the results of her bone scan and mri!

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Please keep her in your prayers!.....thank you!

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Keeping you both in my prayers. May God keep you wrapped in His loving arms.

Lucy

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Thank you so much Lucy!

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...and wishes for good results on the tests.

Karen

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Thank you Karen! I called for her results yesterday and the nurse said that the doctor was going over the scans with the radiologist and wants to see us on this Friday instead of next Wednesday so I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not!

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We got the results today.....Lindas cancer is back....they found it in her liver,hip area and in the vertebrae in the back of her neck.... we ate both just lost right now! Doctors are starting radiation on Monday and chemo on June 13th....just praying that it works for her!

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Chad I'm so sorry for the results. Now it worked once for the lungs and its not back in the lungs, so it should work again for the other spots. I will have you and your wife in my prayers. Lori

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Thank you Lori!

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I'm so sorry the news wasn't better. I will keep both of you in my thoughts, I hope she does well with the treatment and that it beats the cancer back once again. Stay strong!
Karen

joeline12
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3 days ago, i also recd bad new from the doc about my dad. the cancer had spread to his lung and liver. He starting chemo next week and i pray that he able to beat the devil again like how he did 5 years ago. praying hard everyday...

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You are also in my prayers! It's so sad to see a loved one go through this again!

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Thank you for the prayers!

lekkerone
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I am so sorry that you and your wife have to go through everything again. I can understand why you both feel lost right now. This darned disease has us on emotional roller coasters that nothing prepares us for. I will pray for you both for sure.

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Thank you!

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Dearest Chad and Linda,

Along with God's love and protection, the love and devotion that you both have for each other, will see you through.

My prayers are constantly with you both. I ask God to protect Linda, limit any side-effects of treatment to the minimum, continue to bless her with strength and courage, peace and love. I pray the same for you, Chad. Cling to Him, cling to each other.

Blessings on you both,

Lucy

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Hang in there Linda and Chad. Hopefully this new round of chemo will knock the socks off the beast! You have a host of people rooting for you and keeping you in our prayers.

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Thank for your kind words and prayers! I have to keep Linda strong and fighting this horrible beast and all of your thoughts and prayers help to keep us moving forward! Thanks again!

grannylove
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are going up for you and Linda. So sorry that you both have to deal with this monster again. Don't give up the fight. Together you can win this war as you have in the past. God's blessing on you both.
Cheryl

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How big are the spots? Are you considering radiation?

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The one in her pelvis is baseball size,liver spots are all around 1 inch and the one in the back of her neck is still small...she had tried 2 times to do radiation now but they can't do it because she can not may flat and stay still because of the pain. Doctor said that her pubic bone is gone on the right side.He is hoping that chemo will relieve some pain so that she can lay down.

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The one in her pelvis is baseball size,liver spots are all around 1 inch and the one in the back of her neck is still small...she had tried 2 times to do radiation now but they can't do it because she can not may flat and stay still because of the pain. Doctor said that her pubic bone is gone on the right side.He is hoping that chemo will relieve some pain so that she can lay down.

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Then that is what I will pray for! Lord, please allow the chemo to relieve Linda's pain and discomfort, so that she may receive radiation, if that is Your will. Amen

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Thank you so much!

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