Hello! I'm so glad to have found this site. You have such an amazing amount of information and an impressive team of experts.
I was diagnosed in May with ED mixed SCLC (both lungs, one lymph, spleen), discovered very early with largest tumor about 24 cm. As I understand it, they are neuroendocrine tumors.
I received all 6 courses of carboplatin/etopside and followup contrast CT showed complete response for 2 tumors, but one in each lung and the spleen tumor showed little shrinkage.
While there are numerous clinical trials for Non-small cell and a few for Small Cell, my lung oncologist knows of no studies of mixed tumors. He's very well-versed in current trials and treatments but I thought there might be a chance you would know of something waiting in the wings, so to speak, for Mixed SCLC.
The oncologist is recommending that I start on Opdivo, which I understand is approved for Non-SC. Will it have any effect on the Small Cell? Are there options?
I should add that I pretty much sailed through the chemo with few side effects, and for the most part I feel as healthy as I ever have. I'm very,very fortunate, despite a rather dreadful diagnosis.