laban Posted January 4, 2007 Share Posted January 4, 2007 Hello, My husband (59) was diagnosed with LD-SCLC 4/06. He went through 6 cycles of Carboplatin/Etoposide and 35 rads to his chest. He had extensive esophageal problems and had 7 dilatations of his esophagus. He finished chemo 9/06. He underwent 17 rads to brain and finished that 11/06. In 10/06 his PET said “no new suspicious hypermetabolic foci are seen.” The Dr said, "remission." Wonderful news but my husband remained cautiously optimistic. He had a 2 month follow up PET scan since his one in October and I was very surprised to see that the cancer is back in his bones. He also has some other issues going on in his chest and near his vocal cords that could be new hypermetabolic foci or damage from the extensive radiation. My thoughts are it seems awfully soon for so many new areas? I have read that if the cancer comes back 6 months or greater after a complete remission, that there is a better chance of a longer survival. Can anyone give me their thoughts on this one. He will have a bone scan tomorrow to determine the extent of the mets to the bone and we have an appointment with the oncologist on Monday to figure out what treatment options we have available. Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone. I'd appreciate any information I can get so we know the questions to ask. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Oh, and by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! lban Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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