my mom's sclc was discover by x-ray, and like the others said, by then it was in stage 4. and they gave her 11 to 17 months with chemo and radiation. less without. so if u have to chose i would go pay that extra money and have the ct scan, it may save your life!
my mom lasted 18 months, just like her to prove a point!
it will be 5 months on the 29th of may! and i miss her every day!