troy Posted October 6, 2005 Share Posted October 6, 2005 I have not posted here in a while. My mother (55) was diagnosed in June with SCLC EXT. She has been taking chemo ever since. After her first 6 treatments she had a PET/CAT scan done. The scans showed significant shrinking or complete resolvement of all her tumors or spots. She basically has one main tumor and it showed 50% shrinkage there. This was great news. She has continued on the same treatment path. My question has to do with her sickness after her treatments. At first, she would only be sick for 1-2 days following. Now it is 3-4 days. Is this the chemo taking its toll or what?? Also, today which would be her 12th treatment, she her DR would not give it to her because her White Count had dropped some. She recieved a shot instead to increase her white count. Until today, her count was always very high and the DR seemed amazed at how she was doing. She has gained 6 lbs. since her treatments began. My question is does this sound normal for her counts to drop some and should she be getting sicker from the treatments. The DR was not concerned at all according to my mother- but sometimes I wonder if my Mom is telling us everything. Should I be worried or is this normal? Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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