Dear All, I wanted to post this to give hope & faith to other members who have been affected by Small Cell Lung Cancer (extensive). This has been a tough journey for my father & my family but one I hope will give people the faith not to give up, I know we are extremely lucky to be in this position as when my Dad was Diagnosed in 2012 we we told his treatment would be palliative care which would not cure him but would treat him & extend his life & make things more comfortable for him, this was devastating news but as a family we remained strong & close & my Dad said he would fight this for us. There have been lots of tears & many sleepless nights. Dad started his chemotherapy which was carboplatin & etoposide, as the cancer had spread outside of his lung to his lymph nodes, he also had radiotherapy, he responded well to treatment although the radiotherapy did make it very difficult for him to swallow & eat & there was periods of uncertainty which caused lots of worry to us, my Dad means the absolute world to me & it broke my heart that I could not do anything to make him better, you feel hopeless & helpless & just want to return to the days when life was easy, my dad never kicked up a fuss about anything & just kept going strong, when you first go to see consultant & hear the amazing news that your father is in remission is just the most amazing news, we live our lives around ct scans, X-rays & bloodtests, this was the new “ normal “ as Dad was in remission they did cranial radiotherapy which is radiotherapy to the brain, this treatment was done as a preventative measure & was hard on Dad & his energy levels but still he carried on being strong & fighting it & each scan & X-ray we got in remission was another blessing ( a real blessing ) now today we have just come out from seeing consultant & Dads CT scan shows no trace of cancer at all!!!
Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:49#1
Small Cell Lung Cancer (Father) diagnosed at extensive stage & now is cured!! - 1294029