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Re: [MOL] SCLC w/ mets



Judy, Please explore this site to the fullest, they are having great
success.  Your friend, lillian

http://www.njb2b.com/siuh/radoncology/lederman.html
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Sent: Saturday, June 19, 1999 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] SCLC w/ mets


> Hi Judy,
> My Hubby of 73 has SCLC and was given 3 to 6 months and that was March 24,
> 1998, yea over a year ago.  He is doing almost all that he done before, he
> only gets tired quicker.  We live in N. Muskegon, Michigan.  I might add
that
> my hubbys heart is in very bad shape.  His cancer was in his right upper
lobe
> of the lung and a large mass on his trachea, those are all gone and no
sign
> of cancer anywhere.  He does have an inlarged lymph node in the lower left
> lung that the Doctor is keeping an eye on.  There are many in this forum
that
> are beyond 1 year of remission of SCLC.  If I can be of more help or you
have
> more questions just ask.
> Love, hugs & prayers to you and yours,
> Nanc ():-)
>
> In a message dated 6/19/99 2:59:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
JHBolton@AOL.COM
> writes:
>
> << Hello, MOLers,
>
>  You are a wonderful and caring bunch of people.  God Bless you all.  I
>  started reading your posts about 3 weeks ago, when my Mother-In-Law,
> Mildred,
>  had a tumor removed from her head that was a poorly differentiated
> carcinoma.
>   Since then, a series of scans and tests have been performed to determine
> the
>  primary source as the lung, and a needle biopsy was performed indicating
> that
>  the lung tumor is a Small Cell Lung Cancer.  Four days ago, she was
>  hospitalized for 2 days because of seizures in her leg.  A CT scan
indicated
>  that in the 3 weeks since the removal of the growth on her head, the
growth
>  had reappeared and penetrated her brain, and there was increased fluid in
> her
>  brain, probably contributing to the seizures.  Radiation to the whole
brain
>  was started immediately.  Chemo is to follow to treat the SCLC.
>
>  Mildred is the dearest, sweetest, kindest person in the world.  She is
the
>  one in the family who is always there first for everyone else.  Until the
>  growth on her head three weeks ago, she had no symptoms whatsoever.  The
>  seizures earlier this week lasted only one day.   Even now it is
difficult
> to
>  come to terms with her diagnosis, because she feels so well.  She has a
very
>  positive attitude.
>
>  Everything I have read about extensive SCLC is dismal. Mildred's medical
>  oncologist told her that one year is a long life for someone with Stage
IV
>  SCLC.  Because she is in such great health otherwise, and great spirit,
we
>  are all still shaking our heads not believing that it could be true.
Does
>  anyone know of any recent advances in the treatment of extensive SCLC?
>
>  By the way, I immediately tried to order Anderson's book, "50 Things to
Do
>  ." from Barnes and Nobles and it's on backorder.  BN is trying to get in
>  touch with the publisher.
>
>  Thanks again for the information and links.  You've been a great
resource!
>
>  Judy >>
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