• What's next after remission for this type of cancer.

    Asked by fulto11 on Monday, December 19, 2011

    What's next after remission for this type of cancer.

    Small cell lung cancer. Three day chemo treatment every 3 weeks. Plain Xray shows melting half way thru. In beginning doctor said first cancer treatment-70%. Second cancer-30%. Last being "only" 20%. Will always be in blood. Will know after Jan. 13th. PET scan. Don't know what to expect and how to watch. Any feed back on this type of cancer. How aggressive in the future of coming back?

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    • Cath1953's Avatar

      fulto11 I don't know anything about lung cancer.Sorry. You'll have to ask a professonal. But good luck and i will say a prayer for you Cath1953

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I can't tell you about your particular type of cancer, but I can tell you that I live for the pet scan. A fantastic tool that wasn't around during my first treatments 23 years ago. Now I have been having them every 6 months to monitor my Head and Neck cancer, was clean for 2 years, now I just go every 4 months to have endoscopy in throat to look around. Doc says nothing to worry about until something pops up. So, for me, it's just sit and wait, and hope for the best every 4 months. I try not to dwell on it and worry about it, there is nothing I can do about it, worrying won't help, so I keep it out of my mind and try to keep a positive attitude.
      Good luck to you, I wish you the best!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar

      I understand the doctor will give the answers but I like feed back to see if they are on level with others going through this. Drummerboy, with you telling me you get a pet scan every six months helps. I don't know what is too often or not enough. Thank you for all your responses. Merry Christmas!

      almost 5 years ago
    • shineon6's Avatar

      One thing I am learning as I start my treatment, is everybody is so different. There are not any clear cut guidelines. This has been very hard to accept, but I will. I guess having a great team of docs is the best thing one can have, and turn over the steering wheel.......oh, so hard!

      almost 5 years ago

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