My mother in law was diagnosed on Apr 30,2012. Extensive small cell lung cancer, spread to many lymph nodes in chest, two tumors in the liver (one quite large). A cat scan done to try and diagnose stomach issues showed the cancer. A liver biopsy confirmed and gave SCLC diagnoses. A bone scan at the end of May suggested it may have spread to spine. We did one round of chemo July 4, 5, 6th. Pain got worse, another scan mid July shows it had spread to spine for sure, in 2 spots and one was severe. She had to postpone chemo and do 5 days radiation to spine Jukly 23-27. The next week she was very weak and had to postpone chemo again for a week. Yesterday she began chemo again and is feeling a bit stronger. No doctor will give us an idea of time, they just say we are looking at months. She has had COPD for years...smoked since she was young, has high cholestrol, high blood pressure and digestive issues oftern. Her heart is strong. Can anyone give us more information on what we can expect?
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 14:14#1
Extensive sclc - 1246558