Guest Jeanne Posted October 23, 2003 Share Posted October 23, 2003 Hi Everyone! I am new to this site as of today and was on another page. My dad Don who is 71 years young was diagnosed with stage IIIB sclc this last May and underwent surgery after a PET scan showed a tomor about 2cm. He then had seven weeks of chemo and radiation every day for seven weeks. His treatments have been done now for over two and a half months and he is still quite tired, depressed and losing weight. Tomorrow morning he will be having another PET scan to see if there are any more cells or tumors that have enlarged or spread. He plans to go on IRESSA after that and is adiment about NOT having any more chemo or radiation. Does anyone know how soon you are supposed to start follow up treatments after completion? As I said it's been over two and a half months, and I'm concerned that his Oncologist has waited too long. By the way... has anyone ALSO had a bad or unpleasant experience with their Oncologist? My dad will meet with a new one on Monday as his current dr is a real jerk! Thank you for letting me join this chat room and for all of the great info I am getting for my dad. My mom, sisters and I have been quite concerned and confused for the last five months! God bless everyone!! Remember...I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME!!!!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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