JKNICK's Journey with Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Family/Friend: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 77, Stage Don't Know, SIADH: Don't Know

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    • JKNICK
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Mom was diagnosed 1 week after my Grandmother's death. Everything has been spiraling down. She has small cell carcinoma in the abdomen, not in the lungs.

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo started immediately after diagnosis - 3 days of IV chemo - knocked her on her butt.

    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
    over 4 years ago
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    Skilled Care Facility

    Other Care

    Mom is now at SNF for strengthening so that we can get her home. Has had good days until now...pain today and hair now falling out. Have MD appointment tomorrow to see where we go next.

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    • JKNICK
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Mom had confusion again during chemo, but didn't last as long. She also had diarrhea for the following days.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • JKNICK
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Mom has anemia, confusion, diarrhea, elevated blood sugars and a rash on her head.

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    • JKNICK
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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

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

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