prairiecrow Posted May 7, 2007 Share Posted May 7, 2007 Hello, all: Today my mother (who was diagnosed with combined NSCLC and SCLC in early September of last year) had her long-term prognosis meeting with the onc after restaging, and the bone and liver masses are back (although mercifully the lungs appear clear). They're going to try her on another round of chemo with a cocktail of three different drugs (Cyclophosphomide, Vincristine, and Doxorubicin), but the onc has stated that in her opinion, there's a less than 10% chance that this will have any effect whatsoever. So -- we have one last summer. But the time the snow falls again, she'll probably be gone. My mother seems pretty much "down" with this: she's told me repeatedly that she's been mentally preparing herself for such a diagnosis over the eight months or so since the cancer was initially detected. Myself, I'm not so sure about. I go from feeling numb to having white-hot ripples of emotion -- sorrow, grief, growing panic -- and then back to being numb again. Fortunately we live in Canada where the costs of palliative care and palliative care drugs are covered by the government, but still, I'm in turmoil. I don't know what to do for my mother or what to do to keep myself on an even keel so I can help her as best I can. Has anyone else had experience, good or bad, with the drug combination mentioned above? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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