dmerriman's Journey with Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage Limited, SIADH: Don't Know

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    • dmerriman
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    My partner was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, limited on October 18, 2012

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    • dmerriman
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Chemo port installed in chest

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • dmerriman
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My partner started with chemo drugs cisplatin and etoposide. On the fifth round of chemo, she was switched from cisplatin to carboplatin because of kidney issues. She also had to receive an aranesp shot for red blood cells.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My partner was having radiation at the same time as chemotherapy so some of the side effects were from chemo. She finished 13 brain radiation treatments and 31 chest radiation treatments

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • dmerriman
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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Completed radiation treatment.

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    • dmerriman
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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Mary's PET scan came back clean; no more chemo

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    • dmerriman
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • dmerriman
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    one year cancer free

    Milestones

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