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  1. Welcome, Karen, to a great support site. My wife is almost 2 years out of treatment for Small Cell and there still is no sign of the disease. Your advocacy for your Dad is an important factor. Best wishes,
  2. Hey! Good luck today at MSK. The beast can be beaten. You two look strong enough to be able to do it. Best wishes, Kim & Bev
  3. No need for any guilt, this is just terrific news! You deserve it!
  4. This is very saddening. Fare Forward, Darrell.
  5. This paragraph of apparent "Cons" mystifies me. Are there many people with nodules that wish they didn't know about them? The second sentence is simply a statement of fact. Third, I don't think that there are many lung cancers that are growing so slowly that they're irrelevant. It's a no-brainer for me. I believe my wife is alive today as a direct result of Dr. Claudia Henschke's pioneering.
  6. What a great story! Thank you, Kasey, for getting the facts out there and for promoting this site, which, as we all know, is awesome!
  7. Obese man in coma goes blind. In last 5 minutes of show, he's diagnosed with SCLC with mets to lymph nodes. He's given 3 months to live. His reaction- "C'est la vie". Ridiculous!!!
  8. Thank you for telling us. I remember Nancy. She was communicating with my wife. Prayers and condolences to the family, especially Zach.
  9. Chemo-Brain Lasts Years Chemo has long-term impact on brain function -study Oct. 5, 2006— - WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Chemotherapy causes changes in the brain's metabolism and blood flow that can last as long as 10 years, a discovery that may explain the mental fog and confusion that affect many cancer survivors, researchers said on Thursday. The researchers, from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that women who had undergone chemotherapy five to 10 years earlier had lower metabolism in a key region of the frontal cortex. Women treated with chemotherapy also showed a spike in blood flow to the frontal cortex and cerebellum while performing memory tests, indicating a rapid jump in activity level, the researchers said in a statement about their study. "The same area of the frontal lobe that showed lower resting metabolism displayed a substantial leap in activity when the patients were performing the memory exercise," said Daniel Silverman, the UCLA associate professor who led the study. "In effect, these women's brains were working harder than the control subjects' to recall the same information," he said in a statement. Experts estimate at least 25 percent of chemotherapy patients are affected by symptoms of confusion, so-called chemo brain, and a recent study by the University of Minnesota reported an 82 percent rate, the statement said. "People with 'chemo brain' often can't focus, remember things or multitask the way they did before chemotherapy," Silverman said. "Our study demonstrates for the first time that patients suffering from these cognitive symptoms have specific alterations in brain metabolism." The study, published on Thursday in the online edition of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, tested 21 women who had surgery to remove breast tumors, 16 of whom had received chemotherapy and five who had not. The researchers used positron emission tomography scans to compare the brain function of the women. They also compared the scans with those of 13 women who had not had breast cancer or chemotherapy. Positron emission tomography creates an image of sections of the body using a special camera that follows the progress of an injected radioactive tracer. Researchers used the scans to examine the women's resting brain metabolism as well as the blood flow to their brains as they did a short-term memory exercise. Silverman said the findings suggested PET scans could be used to monitor the effects of chemotherapy on brain metabolism. Since the scans already are used to monitor patients for tumor response to therapy, the additional tests would be easy to add, he said. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with some 211,000 new cases diagnosed each year, the statement said. [email protected] Reut22:50 10-04-0610-05-2006 02:50UTC / (RE.ny-reu1.am-nyny-inwcp01) / Copyright © 2006 ABC News Internet Ventures
  10. Hi, Jen- I don't think my wife, Bev, has had a bone scan during her entire time. She's SCLC limited and NED, 18 months out of treatment. We have total confidence in her oncologist.
  11. Don, So sorry to hear this. Our deepest condolences to you. Kim & Bev
  12. We are so saddened to hear this. We know how hard you both fought. Our condolences to you and your family. Bev & Kim
  13. We are always glad to hear good news like this! My wife, Bev, was lucky to have a lobectomy on the day she was biopsied. It turned out to be SCLC.She completed her chemo, radiation and PCI and has been NED every scan since, 2 years! Your 4 years is inspiring!
  14. Dr. Claudia I. Henschke's book saved my wife's life. That benefit is immeasureable.
  15. We are very saddened to hear this. Our condolences to you and your family. Kim & Bev
  16. Dear Malou & Family- We are shocked and so saddened to hear this. Our condolences to you. Praying for continued strength. Kim & Bev
  17. Sorry about your mother's dx. This is the best place for information and hope. There are many survivors here that have been where your mother is now. The initial shock of learning that you have this disease is one of the worst parts. Read about the survivors here and you will see that you can fight back SCLC does respond well to chemo. Good Luck to your Mom.
  18. Tina & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to all of you. Kim & Bev
  19. God Bless Uncle Doug God Bless Schmaydee God Bless the LCSC Tears,
  20. Condolences to friends and family. He brought a lot of energy to this board. We will miss him. Farewell, Schmaydee
  21. It's just terrible. He was a shining star here. So sad.
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