Re: [MOL] small cell cancer [08161] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] small cell cancer



I am sincerely sorry to hear of your fathers death and truly understand what
you have gone through; however there are just as many cases were the patient
has lived far beyond the expectations and we witness this on this Forum.
There are no guarantees and only one knows when each of us are to leave and
go forward in another place.  I know this does not help you get over your
sadness, and only time will do that for you.  I will remember the two of you
in my prayers.  Sincerely, Lillian


-----Original Message-----
From: DTDURHAM <DTDURHAM@aol.com>
To: mol-cancer@meds.com <mol-cancer@meds.com>
Date: Saturday, April 25, 1998 11:45 PM
Subject: [MOL] small cell cancer


>My father was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer on July 10, 1997.  He
was
>thought to have limited cancer, as it had not spread to his bone marrow. He
>underwent a course of chemotheapy, including cistoplatinum (?). He also had
>numerous radiation treatments. In October, his chest x-ray appeared normal.
He
>believed he was cured. In December he began experiencing dizziness. In
>January, we learned the cancer had spread to his brain.  He died on
February
>8.  I wish I could be more encouraging. He died of a staph infection, but
he
>brain tumor caused serious personality changes.  He did have radiation of
the
>brain, which was suppose to give him three months. He died in only 6 weeks,
>with no appreciable quality of life.  I would not encourage someone to seek
>aggressive treatment of this disease in the metastatic phase. I am so
sorry.
>He had eight months, which is typical.
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