Karen44 Posted February 13, 2006 Share Posted February 13, 2006 Hello all It's been a long time since I have posted so much going on. My husband(Joe) just had another CT scan that revealed new mets to liver,kidneys,pancreas,spleen. Also a new tumor found in abdomen. They have started him on Topotecan,I was wondering if anyone else has had any experiences with this drug,if so would you be willing to share your experience with me? Also my Joe has not had anything to eat for the last two weeks other than Ensure plus,he take four to five cans of this a day,his onco has put him om Megace and Marinol,he still has no appetite??!! Does anyone know of any other drug they could prescribe for him to increase his appetite?? ----------------------------------------------------- May 05 dx with large mass right lung May 05 scope done results negative for cancer June 05 needle biopsy confirms SCLC June 05 hospitalized for superior vena cava syndrome,cisplatin/etoposide started.Hospitalized for 10 days. July 05 discharged from hospital continue with chemo and radiation August 05 radiation complete 39 cycles September 05 chemo complete 10 cycles Sept 05 new scan shows good response with chemo Oct 05 stable dx Nov 05 presented with facial "tics" MRI of head shows 14 plus mets to brain,plus activity once again in chest Nov 05 WBR 15 cycles complete,starting cisplatin 3 cycles,then cisplatin/etoposide Dec 05 continues cisplatin/etoposide Jan 06 continues cisplatin/etoposide Feb 06 CT scan reveals new mets kidney,liver,spleen and new tumor to abdomen pancreas.No appetite started on Marinol Feb 06 started on Topotecan no appetite continues started on Megace continue with Marinol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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