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December 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm  #1289386    
catdander forum moderator
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Hi Nance,

I’m so sorry about the diagnosis. On a positive note it’s very possible to get a cure with treatment at this stage so cure is the assumption I’ll take for you while you move through this process. We have a lot written on the subject of limited stage sclc both in our forums section and in our blogs posts and video section (aka pushed info).
This is a good place to start, http://cancergrace.org/lung/2010/08/07/treatment-of-small-cell-lung-cancer/

http://cancergrace.org/lung/2015/10/14/gcvl_lu-ga04_radiation_management_limited_stage_sclc/

http://cancergrace.org/lung/2015/10/09/gcvl_lu-ga02_pci_limited_stage_sclc/

edited to add one more, http://cancergrace.org/lung/2010/04/01/surgery-for-limited-sclc/
this is a search result from our website with the search term “limited sclc”, http://cancergrace.org/lung/2010/08/07/treatment-of-small-cell-lung-cancer/

Take a look around, do your own searches and don’t hesitate to ask questions.
It will help if you start another thread specific to your question so we see it and others with similar questions can reference it as well.

I hope you do very well,
Janine


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

December 8, 2016 at 5:40 am  #1289396    

rich4life

Thanks for the reply Catdander, I am trying to reach out to Sherry, I havnt seen any cuurent post from her and was wondering if all is well

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December 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm  #1289417    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Sorry for the plethera of choices Rich. Are any of these the sherri you’re looking for? If you’re not sure you can do a search for the one you think it is so to bring up a post.

eyhsherri74809
naevesherri
sherrieblackwell
sherriem69
sherriemcalliste
sherrieupchurch
Sherrik
Sherripii

or Sherry

azsherry
Select sherry
Select sherry11116
Select SherryB
Select sherryb111
Select sherryc1965
Select sherrys
Sherry Stoll
Select sherryspa
Select sherrywitcher15
Select sherryyan


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

December 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm  #1289418    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Oh ok I just read your edit. Do you mean our dear Sherry Stoll (SherryS)? I’m so sorry to have to write this but we’ve lost Sherry to lung cancer. She was a good friend to so many of us who never met her in person but still provided so many with hope and love for the life we have.


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

December 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm  #1289427    

rich4life

Her screen name is/was Sherry. No other letters.

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December 9, 2016 at 10:00 am  #1289433    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Rich,

That’s weird it does just have her first name on the user icon but she’s registered as sherrys. Unfortunately that is the Sherry Stoll I told you about in the previous post. To make sure this is her member page, http://cancergrace.org/users/sherrys
This is her facebook page still up, https://www.facebook.com/sherry.n.stoll
Let me know if this is her.

All best,
Janine


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

February 10, 2017 at 8:01 am  #1290038    

aford8647

New member. Hoping to find information and support for my friend as her caregiver. D.C. 10/2016 with stage 3a lung cancer, anterior Right middle lobe, as well as, lymph node on right mediastinum. Having severe COPD, not a candidate for lobectomy or resection of lung. 11/2016: Received six weeks of radiation and chemo (carboplatin and taxol). 2/1/2017: 3 brain mets discovered. Currently receiving WBRT for 5 treatments. 2 down, 3 to go. Brain scan in Nov did not show any metastasis. The type of lung cancer is adenocarcinoma non-small lung cancer. The metastatic brain lesions seem to have appeared very quickly. My question is: How rapidly does a cancer cell multiply? I thought I read the cell division occurs within 6.4 days, but I haven’t been able to locate the article I read that in. Do you have any incite you could share?

March 20, 2017 at 11:03 am  #1290408    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

aford8647, I’m so sorry I didn’t see your post. As a sticky thread I should have seen it first but I just didn’t notice a new post. Your question is probably a moot point now. I hope your friend is doing well after wbr. I know he/she could be experiencing side effects and hope they aren’t debilitating. If so you should know side effects like fatigue can seem like they won’t end but they do.

The growth rate of cancer even specifically nsclc is extremely variable and any number you find would at best be the median figure of 1000s of people’s nsclc.

A next step most oncologists would take would be to watch and wait without further treatment. It’s possible that the cancer is still completely gone with the treatment you’ve mentioned. The only way to know someone is cured is to wait to see what happens. This is done with regular scans and in person onc checkups.

Please know you can ask other questions if you have them. You may start a new thread that one of the moderators will surely see.

All best,
Janine


My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

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