schimd Posted June 16, 2003 Share Posted June 16, 2003 Hi! My name is Diane and my mom was diagnosed with SCLC last month. Or they say... My mom began having flu-like symptoms, dry mouth, and poor tasting food the end of December, beginning of January which began a flurry of tests, treatments etc. Finally, an abdominal ultrasound revealed enlarged lymph nodes. A subsequent CT Scan of the chest, abdomin, and pelvis revealed enlarged lymph nodes in the mediastinal and abdominal areas. Lymphoma was the suspected diagnosis. Two biopsies later the diagnosis of poorly differenced carcinoma was made with a belief that the disease is sclc given her history. She started chemo the beginning of June---21 day cycle of carboplatin and VP 16 for 3 days. I have been on the Internet constantly and have talked to her oncologist to ensure that this is the best treatment for her. She does not have any pulmonary symptoms but rather GI symptoms---bloating, gas and nausea. Of course she is also tired most of the time but has problems sleeping. I am so concerned that I am making the right decisions as I know once we get started there is no turning back. She is being treated at MD Anderson and her oncologist appears to be doing what is appropriate. Am I just overly concerned because this is my mom, or is there anything else I should be researching? Diane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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