Guest SSevern Posted May 5, 2006 Share Posted May 5, 2006 My father, age 71, was Dx with small cell cancer,liver mets in August '05. He had a biliary tract stent put in, and received 6 cycles of VP-16 etoposide and carboplatin. MRI showed marked improvement. At end of 6 wk break, MRI showed little if any cancer in pancreas (had 4 cm tumor at Dx), but liver had many tiny tumors throughout. Had 2 more treatments of VP-16 and carboplatin. had normal lifestyle during all of this. Only lately has fatigue increased (due to chemo, I think). Just got 3rd MRI results - some improvement but not dramatic. Switching to weekly Topotecan. Don't know if I should be posting on some other board. This cancer starting somewhere other than lungs, is very rare. Difficult to find others. Dad lives in PA, I live in CA. He sees local oncologist, had 2nd opinions at Johns Hopkins and Univ. of Penn. I've e-mailed an interventional radiologist regarding chemoembolization of the liver, or other liver-directed therapy. He seems to think he might have something to offer, but dad seems hesitant because his Dr. says none of it will work. Any suggestions? I've also suggested MD Anderson to dad, but again - he is hesitant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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