dani hobbs Posted February 18, 2004 Share Posted February 18, 2004 Hi, I've been watching this board for 2 months, every since my sister was dx'd with sclc, extensive stage, mets. to liver. She is about to begin her third round of chemo (carboplatin & etoposide). So far, she is feeling good--her main side effects have been extreme fatigue, mouth sores & stomach upset. Her oncologist said that he believes she's doing well enough to have PCI soon. I've researched PCI and at first it seemed like the best thing to do but I would like to get feedback from people who have experienced it. Specifically my sister wanted to know about side effects, how people feel during and after the treatment, the average number of treatments, and most importantly, how often are the treatments---weekly, daily or what? She & her husband were just about to retire & want to travel, if she possibly can. She wonders if she wants to be tied down to a treatment that she is unsure of--especially if there are any cognitive & motor defects. She's wondering if it's worth it. I'm her main line to info. on the Internet, as it's just too overwhelming for her husband & children to research. Any information would be very much appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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