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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My mom has had two rounds of chemo. She is on a combination of Etoposide (Vepesid) and Carboplatin (Paraplatin). It has already positively affected her liver.

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    Decision Point (treatment): We were told we could choose to do nothing and she would be gone in about a week or so. She could have brain surgery - but that seemed too risky. We chose chemo and radiation.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): When she was diagnosed - she also found out that it had spread to her liver. That Thursday, my mom found out that there was a spot on her brain. That Saturday evening, she had a seizure and stayed in the ICU for a week.

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    Oh No (Misdiagnosed): My mom has regularly gone to her main doctor every 6 months for several years for preventative care. During her last appt, she told her doctor that she was not feeling well. He told her that she was just constipated. 2 weeks later - my parents were visiting me and the pain had spread to her back. We took her to the emergency room and she was diagnosed with cancer. When they went back home - she was diagnosed with lung cancer.