WendyG Posted April 4, 2008 Share Posted April 4, 2008 Hi- My name is Wendy and my mom (78) was diagnosed with ED-SCLC with liver mets in Feb'07. She has had 11 month's out of 13 of chemo. She started with the standard, Etop/Carb ended that course in June and her scan at the end of August showed everything back and greater than that which showed on her May scan. We were devastated. I didn't want her to go on the standard second line treatment of Topetecan, because when she took her break, she wasn't all clear of the cancer, although a great reduction was achieved. Knowing that now she would be at her stongest, we choose to go with a different first line treatment of Irinotecan/Carboplatin, because of the great results in the Japanese study. By the next Pet in Nov. she was NED. We were overjoyed. She just completed(yesterday) her final round. We will have the scan next week and pray this chemo cocktail has done it's job and rid her of every remaining cancer cell. She fought cancer off before 30 yrs ago, but has had to live without her voice box. Needless to say, She is one tough cookie. I too am from the LCA site. I am not upset, I believe that we are not websites, we are people, with this terrible disease..and certainly am not in competition with each other..we are connected to each other. That said, please vote for John Atkinson, 38, dx with Stage 4 NSLC at the Golf Digest site. WE ALL need to raise awareness any way we can. I came up with the idea to get 162,000 votes by the end of April to represent the estimated deaths from lung cancer this year. If John wins, he plays golf on June 15th, which will be televised by NBC for an hour before the US OPEN. The website is as follows and you can vote once a day everyday during April and it wouldn't be bad if you passed this along to your friends, I hope we can band together to get this to happen: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/usop ... _longvideo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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