Guest Posted May 28, 2003 Share Posted May 28, 2003 Hello all. I'm new to the board and wanted to ask a couple of questions. My mother was diagnosed with extensive sclc in March this year. She had several tumors on her lungs and small mets to liver and skull. She has been having weekly treatments of chemo for the past 3 months. (sorry, don't know the name of the drugs) She hasn't lost her hair and is thankful for that, but it probably wouldn't have bothered her anyway. At first she only had a little bit of nausea and it was controlled fairly well with medicine. Lately, thought it seems to have gotten worse and the medicine doesn't seem to help much. She is also finding that her energy is zapped. For about 3 days after her chemo treatment she just doesn't feel good at all and just as she's starting to feel better, she has to go again. What kind of remedies have you found that help with the side effects? I've seen the ads for procrit. Does anyone take it and does it work? Just looking for some answers. Also, are there other options of treatment that we should be looking into? The doctor was frank with us stating that generally the chemo works well with SCLC, but eventually it will all come back and won't respond so well. He's given her a two year prognosis with treatment. Not great, but better than a matter of months without. Is there ANY hope beyond that? We're trying to remain hopeful, but also realistic at the same time. Thanks, Jifner Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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