mjb Posted May 7, 2004 Share Posted May 7, 2004 Hi folks. I've read a lot of different postings regarding radiation (including the poll above) but it gets difficult to find them and check each person's history. Here's our quandary. My husband has responded exceedlingly well to chemo. After 4 rounds of chemo, a petscan shows "minimal residual hypertmetabolism that probably reflects treated disease". OK, that's good news. Now there is disagreement among the doctors whether he should be treated with PCI and we are meeting Monday with our 2nd radiation specialist to discuss. The first didn't think, statistically, that it made sense to treat him with PCI since he had extensive stage when diagnosed. Our oncologist "respectfully disagrees" because he has responded so well so quickly and he doesn't want to see it come back in the brain. Two questions. 1) Any one who was first diagnosed extensive SCLC and had the PCI? IF so, what side effects and would you do it again if you had to do over? 2) Does anyone know where to find most recent studies regarding this? Ones I have found are a bit older and they say there's no advnatage to doing it if initial diagnosis was extensive. OK, that's actually 3 or 4 questions but it's been a long week. Any input appreciated and best to everyone on this board. MJB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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