Nancy B Posted June 26, 2004 Share Posted June 26, 2004 Hi Everybody, I met with my oncologist last Thursday and he is starting me on carboplatin and Etoposide (VP16). I get both on Tuesday, the VP16 on Wedn. and Thursday and then 3 weeks off for four cycles. I am limited stage sc BUT the cells were a little larger than normal sc but still considered small cell???? I am pretty anxious about the chemo. I know alot of you have had this combination - what can I expect? Also, I will be having PCI after the chemo. I have a "friend" who has scared the heck out of me - he says that PCI causes your head to swell, your brain to swell and you permanently lose your hair. My oncologist said the only side effect is that you lose acouple of IQ points down the road. Needless to say I am really going to be relying on you guys - thanks so much for being here and being such a caring family. Love and hugs, Nancy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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