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Posted by artemis on October 07, 2000 at 06:30:53:

In Reply to: small cell lung cancer posted by Lisa on October 06, 2000 at 23:23:30:

: My mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in
: July. She is currently taking chemotherapy (third round) and will begin radiation at the end of October.
: I would like to hear from anyone with information about this type of cancer. What side effects did you have from the radiation? chemotherapy? She is considering a trial involving a vaccine at Duke. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 but the doctors are saying their is no relationship between the two. I'd appreciate any info you might have.
Lisa,

My husband has been battling small cell lung cancer for 18 months. I am sorry to say that he is now paralyzed as a result of a spinal tumor. You will find the difficulty dealing with lung cancer treatments is that everyone reacts differently to the treatments. My husband was fortunate - he tolerated chemo very well. Where is your mother having the radiation? Brain or lung? My husband has had both. Has she had a brain MRI? It is very important to keep up with this. Duke seems to be doing some aggressive treatments for lung cancer. Glad to see someone is taking this seriously. What type of vaccine is she considering? Is her disease limited or extensive?

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