Jan 17, 2012 - 2:45 pm
My dad was diagnosed with SCLC 12/27/2011 and began chemotherapy today.
The pulmanologist originally said he would stage it as 3b and basically gave him a very limited amount of time. The oncologist yesterday seemed very optimistic saying the bone and brain scans came back showing the cancer was still in just one lung. The oncologist said there are no stages for SCLC other then limited and extensive.
My dad has limited SCLC and the oncologist used the word "cured" several times while explaining the chemo/radiation treatment.
Has anyone else had limited SCLC and how did it respond to treatment and what has been your outcome so far?
I have searched alot and really only see references to stages 1234 not limited/extensive.