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Causes of Small Cell Lung Cancer
What are the Causes of Small Cell Lung Cancer?
Cure from Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question I was a long-time smoker and diagnosed with small cell Lung cancer in 2003. I was told I could not have surgery on my lungs, but I did have a brain tumor due to this cancer that was removed with no difficulties. I had chemotherapy and...
Extrapulmonary Small Cell Tumors
Question Yesterday, I heard from my male friend, who is 66 years old and who has been a smoker for at least 30 years. He has been diagnosed with a form of what is commonly called small cell cancer. It apparently started in his injured leg, not his...
Fatigue After Lung Cancer Treatment
Question My father-in-law has received chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for small cell lung cancer in both lungs and his head. He has been told that the tumor in his lungs has been burned away with part of his lung. He is now anemic and very...
Making Decisions about Radiation Therapy for Limited Stage SCLC
I have been diagnosed with limited stage SCLC and have started chemotherapy. The doctors tell me that radiation will be combined with the chemotherapy during the 4th round. They tell me that after radiation a lot of scar tissue will result and that...
Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis
Question My mother was recently diagnosed with SCLC, limited stage. She started chemotherapy and was making good progress, but unfortunately had a complication called paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis. The doctors have said that it has reached a...
PET Scan for Small Cell Lung Cancer
I would like to know the role of PET scan for small cell cancer. I was told by my doctor that small cell cancer not sensitive to FDG avidity. Please advise, thank you. Peeyush Bhargava, MD, Assistant Professor of nuclear medicine physician at both...
Prognosis for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question My Mom was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in January. They found some spots around her aorta, in her lymph nodes, and in the spine. She is just completing her 4th cycle of chemotherapy. The doctor said now we stop treatment and watch...
Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question Can you give me information and statistics on prophylactic cranial irradiation for prevention of small cell lung cancer? My husband is in remission and this procedure has been recommended. Thank you. Answer Barbara Campling, MD, Medical...
Small Cell Carcinoma
Question I am trying to find information on small cell carcinoma. I was diagnosed recently with small cell carcinoma and am being treated with chemotherapy. I am a 44 yo male, non-smoker with no history of cancer in my family. CT's and a PET/CT did...
Small Cell Lung Cancer Concerns
Question Recently my 58-year-old father was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He smoked 40 of his 58 years. My father is unaware of the lifetime effects this cancer has, and that he has no...
Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasized to the Brain
My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in January of 2001. She has been through Chemo and radiation and the tumor in her lung did shrink to approx 1 1/2 cm. She was doing well, went back to work part time. In November, she began to have...
Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment and Prognosis
Question My father-in-law has small cell lung cancer. He was treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They then discovered a metastasis in his brain. So, he was started on radiation to his brain. As far as I know, the cancer is only in the...
Studies on the Effects of the Prophylactic Radiation
Question I have limited-stage small cell lung cancer. I had four cycles of chemotherapy with carboplatin and etoposide, which was extremely effective. I will complete 30 treatments of radiation therapy next week to my lung area. My oncologist wants...
Third-Line Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question I was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer with metastasis to the liver. After a couple of cycles of topotecan and paclitaxel, I improved, but my cancer later progressed. My chemotherapy was changed several months ago to cisplatin and...
Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer
My mother was recently diagnosed with extensive stage small cell lung cancer and has been offered chemotherapy with cisplatin and VP-16. What is the most up to date treatment for this disease? Barbara Campling, MD, Medical Oncologist at the Abramson...
Treatment Options for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question My 51-year-old husband has just been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer that has metastasized to his liver. They are treating him with three days of chemotherapy every third Monday. No radiation therapy, no surgery. Yet the doctor says he...
Treatment Options for Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer
Question I am a 42-year-old male who has been treated for small cell lung cancer. I had a large tumor in my right upper lobe, as well as cancerous lymph nodes on both sides of my neck. I received 6 cycles of chemotherapy with carboplatin and...
Two Primary Cancers to Occur in the Same Patient Colon Cancer and Small Cell Lung Cancer
I am writing about a male patient 61 years old who was diagnosed with cancer in two primary sites. The oncologist does not know how to treat this. The two sites are lung and colon (with the colon adenocarcinoma metastasized to the liver). Both...
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