Marmalady's Journey:

Patient: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage Limited, SIADH: Don't Know

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy and radiation combined

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Transfusions

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Skin became extremely fragile, burns from radiation & severe reaction to almost all forms of tape used for securing chemo needle. Treated twice for possible shingles.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

    This was primarily during and right after radiation--tumor close to esophagus.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    My husband was diagnosed w/prostate cancer

    Oh No

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Quit smoking in January.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Work problems

    Oh No

    My husband lost his job.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Tests inconclusive

    Loss

    At the end of radiation, rad md thought I was probably in remission. Had 4 3-day chemo series. Chemo doc was sure I was in remission after that. However, tho brain, bone, & pelvic scans were fine, and original 2 tumors have disappeared, there are 2 tiny spots on lung. Chemo doc referred me to pulmonary doc for diagnosis, but also said if spots were new cancer, I have 1-2 years to live. Pulmonary doc said new cancer in recently irradiated area unlikely, and spots too small to biopsy (especially since 1st biopsy in Dec. collapsed my lung, he doesn't want to take the risk w/my immune system so compromised.). He started me on antibiotics & tested for bacterial infection, fungal pneumonia, and TB. Test results not back yet. June 8 I have a new CT scan; if spots are cancer they will be visibly larger. All this happened the day after my husband (who has stage 4 prostate cancer) suddenly lost his job.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Sex life

    Loss

    My libido was in the negative numbers during active rad & chemo. (end of December till end of April). My husband was diagnosed in January and is on anti-testosterone medication, which causes impotence.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    See a therapist.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Hospitalized for collapsed lung in Dec. after biopsy, and mid-April for emergency transfusions.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Spiritual direction/prayer/fabulous friends & family

    Other Care

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Radiation pneumonitis.

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    Have been waiting months to get a definitive diagnosis of remission. Radiation & chemo made me lose 10 pounds, but this time of anxiety and depression and continuing side effects has made me inactive and eating potato chips and ice cream--so I've gained 30 pounds I did not need!

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    • Marmalady
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After months of anxious testing and retesting they say remission is almost certain & will schedule me for PCI later this month.

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