It has been some time since I last asked questions for my wife. She was found to have some bone pain which was put down to SCLC spread. Nothing was found in her chest. She received radiation treatment to the bone and it looks like the cancer was dealt with. Thanks to some information from this site we learned a bit more and my wife received a PET scan in November for some reason they needed to wait for a long time after the bone treatment. The PET scan showed no evidence of malignancy, this surprised us all as the scan covered all her body. As an earlier CT was also clear the consultant told us that a bronchoscopy would be unlikely to provide the answer of diagnosis.
We are now very unsure of our next move. We originally came from Holland so are not familiar with the English medical system, but so far we have no complaints. We are just not sure what to do next, other than wait?
I have read many articles on small cell lung cancer and know that it grows quickly. Is it possible or even likely that the original diagnosis of small cell carcinoma metastic could be incorrect? My wife is still very tired and fatigued so we will keep going to the doctors but needed to ask if we are at a stage where we should be looking for alternative reasons for her symptoms?
Hoping I have made sense here?
I have just found some comments, this one from Dr West
Don't forget that cancer progresses, so it isn't typically extremely difficult to find after two years of cancer-related symptoms.
And this one from Dr Goodgame
As Dr West's said, the fact that you have not felt well for two years, almost certainly means your symptoms are not from cancer.
I found them here
Are these statements valid for my wife and do they apply to small cell?
I will try and not add any more questions, Thank you.