spicysashimi Posted November 18, 2006 Share Posted November 18, 2006 Hi, My name is Aaron. I guess I had a weird diagnostic experience. They thought it was neuroendocrine carcinoma after one biopsy. I went for a second opionion. They did another biopsy, this time a core biopsy. At first they agreed with the neuroendocrine diagnosis, but then changed it to NSCLC. I'm stage IV with lymph mets and bone mets in my back and my right hip. Yuck. Anyway, I had one treatement for neuroendocrine (carbo/etoposide) and now I have had three treatments for nsclc (cisplatin/docetaxel/ avastin). As stated on my little blurb underneath, my tumors shrunk about 30% to 40% after two cycles of Cisplatin. I was/am thrilled. One of the worst side effects I've had recently was REALLY REALLY BAD reflux (heartburn). It took me a while to even recognize it as a treatable symptom. Now on a proton pump inhibitor called Protonix and feeling better. I'm glad I found this site. I've been reading everyone's posts. I hope you are well and I hope we all get through this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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