Limited Small Cell Carcinoma Lung Cancer
Hi folks, my name is Russ and I have been treated for this disease since 05-17 and am still in chemo treatment. I have had 5 different Chemo drugs and 1 Immunotherapy drug called Opdivo. Does anyone have or have had this type of cancer that could offer some input or opinions. I would be grateful and appreciative, Thank You
Thanks for reaching out. I was diagnosed with limited SCLC this May and my small (approximately 2 cm) tumor was treated with 5 SBIR sessions of radiation. That was followed by 4 cycles of chemo consisting of 3 days of infusions every 21 days x 4. Chemo combo standard tax for limited SCLC: Cisplatin + Etoposide. I’m awaiting scans to see how it worked, so I’m afraid I have nothing to share with you. I just wanted to say thanks for reaching out and hang in there! I’m male, age 63.
Hi Russ !! I have had lung cancer and have been treated with Opdivo and had 34 rounds of it !! I had very good results with it and no side effects from it that i was aware of ! I did gradually start losing my taste for meat especially beef and pork ! I had three cancers that came back after surgery to remove the top lobe of my right lung ! Over the course of the treatments 2 of the cancers went completely away and one shrunk to more than half the original size but it started growing again and they decided to do the Cyber Knife treatment on it since it was only one cancer to deal with and it had grown to a good size before they did the treatments !! As of Sept. 2019 my Pet Scan showed i was cancer free due to the treatments and the Cyber Knife treatments which i had 5 of those done ! They did these treatments every other day for 5 treatments total !! So i can say the Opdivo was a great help and i would do it again !! I hope this helps you make up your mind and good luck with your treatment !! Please feel free to contact me and i’ll be glad to answer any of your questions i can !! Henry