Guest Posted April 7, 2003 Share Posted April 7, 2003 I was dx 10/2 with extensive stage SCLC - tumor in left lung (9cm x 4 cm), mets to liver. Went through 2 rounds of Cisplatin & VP16. Had 90% shrinkage all over. Before the 3rd round I had a throat problem. Took some Robitussin. This might have caused internal bleeding. Temp from 99 to 102. Blood test showed high BUN and creatinine (2.0). My onc got scared that Cisplatin might be causing kidney failure. Another Doc in the hospital correctly diagnosed it as throat infection and gave me an antibiotic. BUN, creatinine, Temp returned to normal in couple of days. But my scared onc changed from Cisplatin to Carboplatin. Went through 2 rounds of Carbo & VP16. CAT scan revealed very small reduction in left lung tumor, slight increase in other areas, spread to bone, and a new node in the chest. I think if we had stuck to Cisplatin and VP16 the tumor could have been cleared by now. Now my onc is thinking of giving me Topotecan. Anyone had similar type of experience? Any advise, suggestions? Would appreciate responses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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