It has been a long time that I haven't written any news, so I am glad that I realise new persons have also shared with us their own experiences.
As far as my father is concerned, as you can see from my signature, he is still kicking! So far, he has had mets to brain, adrenal and pancreas but thank God he is on chemotherapy which seems to help out and his physical condition is good. In almost a month he will have new scans and I won't hide you that I am a bit anxious about the results and also worried if there are any other drugs he could take. According to the information I have read, things are very difficult when there are mets in such a short period of time. I wonder what I can do to make things easier for everyone, but there are times when I feel very disappointed and feel that times passes so quickly and this is so unfair for my father.
I wish you all have luck and courage for your battles and that Lord wil bless us.
Daughter of a 55 year old man dx with SCLC
7/10:dx LCSC limited. Tumor in right lung. Cannot be operated. Chemotherapy and radiation the only cure.
6 cicles of chemotherapy etoposide/cicplatin starting from 7/10
CT scan Chest showing constant shrinkage
8-9/10 :pleural infusion and pneumonia
Spent a long time at the hospital until he recovers and then chemotherapy again.
12/10: radiation to chest,Ct scans are encouraging
2/11 : epileptic crisis lead us to hospital again. Emergent radiotherapy to brain because CT scans showed small spots and swelling.Brain metastasis
8/11: Ct scan in brain showed shrinkage of the swelling and minimum spots. CT scan also showed small mass in adrenal. Doctor suggests pet scan and probably gamma knife.
9/11: Starting chemo with Hycamptin (Topotecan)
10/11: MRI in brain showed stable
2/12:surgery for removal of the left adrenal due to growth of the adrenal tumor. Everything went good!
4/12:started chemo with cav, due to new nodule in pancreas
5/12: scans showed minimal shrinkage. Stay on the same drugs and new scans at the end of treatments.
7/12:MRI in brain showed new small spots
8/12:radiotherapy (10 visits) in brain
9/12:ct-scans showed stable results! waiting for a brain MRI
1/13:ΜRI showed new spots in brain so the doctor proposed a g-knife surgery.
5/13:new activity in the brain so radiotherapy and chemo (CAV)-4 times every 3 weeks-was the better solution. Due to low blood counts, we stayed at the hospital almost a week, for him to become stronger. Ct scans and brain MRI had much better results
6/13: keep on with chemo, another remedy. His look is much better,although he has lost his hair.