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Cancer: Lung board


[QUOTE=special0355;330***4]We just found out she has small cell lung cancer. She has been given 1-3 months to live. She is also a diabetic, a smoker and has heart disease. Would chemo and radiation be a way to go? What is your experience with sclc?

My Mom is a 12 year breast cancer survivor...went in for routine f/u tests end of July...whirlwind since...mass in her lung...scans upon scans...in her liver...sternum...bone...kidney...small cell cancer.....first round of "regular regime" did nothing...actually grew...now on topotecan...has had good quality of life...everything considered....very tired....not sure the outcome...doesn't look great,,,but taking one day at a time...in my thoughts...C