sszafar29's Journey with Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Survivor: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage Limited, SIADH: Don't Know

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

    Oh No

    scared

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Do it to live

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Finished 40 on the lung,now doing 15 preventive on the brain

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I feel tired all the time. Sometimes I think I should be working,but 50 hours is just way too much right now!

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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss

    Loss

    2x in a year!

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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Yea...Finished preventive brain radiation.... going for scan in October of the chest. I feel confident that my "alien"is gone. Doctor at Dana-Farber(when I went for a consult) said the scans looked good! YAHOO. Can't go back to work yet though. My oncologist wants to wait,let me heal and get strenght back! 7 very LONG months

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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Radiation burns

    Side Effects

    15 preventive brain radiations and had to go to the E.R. last night. My eyes and eyebrow area are swollen. Painful and red! Gave me benadryl

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Scared the cancer has spread. Praying it goes away

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I can't believe this. Ct scans showed it spread,was in the hospital with low sodium from Fri to yesterday. I go to dr. tomorrow. I am sooooo distraught. It was almost gone. How can this happen? I will ask The Lord for some help. Please share any inspirational thoughts. Thanks!

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