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SCLC Diagnosis

grannysb
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Joined: Dec 2010

I was diagnosed with SCLC the 18th of this month....... This year is 25 years I am cancer free from having Colon/rectal cancer. I am sad but will not give up until the end. I have great support from my family and friends as well as my church family. What is the most used combination of chemo for all here.

Strong4Daddy
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Joined: Mar 2011

http://www.google.com/m/url?ei=7naHTcjNCKLplwfM8uy-AQ&q=http://www.lungcancerguidebook.org/lcguidebook_aug05/ch6_0605.pdf&ved=0CCoQFjAF&usg=AFQjCNFY9vZ-VXec55rBBexTO8Y4AoyeNA

This link is to information about lung cancer and treatment there is a list of chemotherapy medications and common use I believe it is on page 7. Believe it or not my father is in you same position. He is a 23yr cancer survivor of another type of cancer and he was recently diagnosed with sclc. He began chemotherapy which will consist of a 3day regiment every 21days. He is taking the chemo meds Cisplatin and etopisode. He will also begin radiation therapy. Wish you the best. Keep faith.

Strong4Daddy
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Joined: Mar 2011

Not sure if that link is working however if you go to google and type in "Chapter 6 Treatment for small cell lung cancer" it should show up as the 1st link. Good luck again

grannysb
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Joined: Dec 2010

Thank you. Prayers for your dad............

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karenbeth
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Joined: Sep 2010

Usually Cisplatin/Etopocide or Carboplatin/Etopocide. Carbo is less toxic than Cisplatin (less side effects) A lot of docs recommend Cisplatin because they believe it might be the more aggressive approach. Our oncologist felt they were interchangeble.

grannysb
Posts: 21
Joined: Dec 2010

Off to see the onco today. Will learn the tx plan I hope. Please send prayers my way, thanks to all
Blessings and Hugs

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angelyn
Posts: 51
Joined: Jan 2011

Praying for you. Lets get that treatment going and get you cured!!

grannysb
Posts: 21
Joined: Dec 2010

Thanks for the prayers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Start chemo tomorrow after picc line insertion, Carboplatin/VP16 x 4-6 cycles + Radiation 5xweek x 5 weeks then Prophylactic WBR
God is Good

Strong4Daddy
Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2011

Good luck. Get that chemo in ya! Kill that cancer!

djomjo
Posts: 7
Joined: Feb 2011

Hi there,
Just wanted to encourage you to keep your chin up. My brother was diagnosed Feb 1st with sclc limited. It was devastating news but here we are 7 weeks after diagnosis and he's done well with the treatments. He had 7 weeks of radiation therapy and 3 rounds of chemo. They haven't mentioned the prophylactic brain radiation yet but we know that's coming. Many years ago, lung cancer was a death sentence. It doesn't have to be anymore. Don't read the statistics. Just listen to your doctors and Pray for guidance from God. Take care. God Bless

grannysb
Posts: 21
Joined: Dec 2010

God Bless us all................

grannysb
Posts: 21
Joined: Dec 2010

Yes I am waiting with caution. I had my 2nd chemo today. After the 1st I saw a significant difference in the distended jugular vien and the mass of lymph nodes just above the clavicle. I pray the chemo will continue to work and kill these cells.
God Bless you all. Big Hugs to all

grannysb
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Joined: Dec 2010

Rad Oncologist visit and he will begin Radiation the week of the 11th. Ongoing chemo of Carbo + VP16 every 21 days. Have finished 1 cycle of chemo, have CT scheduled on the 8th, 2nd round of chemo on 12th. Please pray that the scan will be positive and all will continue. I HATE CANCER...........

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