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Neuroendocrine Large Cell Carcinoma

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Joined: Nov 2006

Hi, I have just found this resource and live in the UK, I have a dear friend in Italy that is suffering from Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Large Cell , speciifcally to the right lung with secondary mediastinal lymph node infection and he has been treated for 8 months with Cisplatin + Gemcitabina (italian name) currently the diagnosis is that the tumor has now grown to 8cm after 3 cycles of treatment not being successful and he has secondary lymph node infections in the lung but no other evidence of spread they have recommended and changed to another round of cisplatin and VP-16 another hospital is recommending radio therapy he is very confused, has anybody had experince with these drugs /therapies , I have also seen alot written about the use of Etoposide with cisplatin..any information/experiences would be most appreciated
Best Regards Todd Stiles

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Joined: May 2006

Dear Todd,

You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center regarding treatments for this type of cancer. They can be reached by using the "Contact ACS" link at the top of this page. I wish your friend the best on their treatment.

Take care and be well,

CSN Dana

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