My 54 year old husband just finished his 6th round of sisplatin/etoposide. He also had double session radiation for 3 weeks. We had a brain MRI and lung scan last week and all was clear. Our next step was to to be PCI and to come back in 3 months. 2 days later he woke up with sever leg pain from his groin down his leg. The next night it came back so i called oncologist and he told us to go get MRI. MRI showed tiny lesions in pelvis and lumbar spine. Was called back from ER next day because when it was read they thought that it actually may be a fracture with swelling and so we went back for CT. Results of CT were they thought it was cancer. Saw Oncologist next day. Told us our limited was not extensive and my husband had between 7 months t0 2 years. We had a choice between taxol or a clinical. The did a pet scan and it took 36 hours for the radiologists at Dana Farber along with all his previous scans to finally come to the conclusion that it is the cancer. I was told that it was microscopic and that the rest of his pet scan was clean. We are wondering why we can't try to eradicate these microscopic legions. It seems to us that we should be able to be more aggressive. My husband is in excellent and handled the 6 rounds of chemo incredibly well. They are going to have us meet with the radiologist team for some palliative care for the occasional pain in his legs however due to the fact that the lesions are so small I really feel he may just have sciatica. We also don't understand why they can't radiate the lesions to try to get rid of them and why they can't continue with the PCI? Any input would be truly appreciated.
Sun, 09/23/2012 - 15:24#1
limited small cell now calling it extensive small cel - 1248304