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Ronni
  • Female
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • United States

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Radiation and chemo??
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HI... sclc extensive, diagnosed in February, 2012.  Had 6 sessions of chemo, overall it went well. Now doing radiation and yesterday onocologist asked if i would consider doing cheno once a week to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Merry Oct 8, 2012.

What meds have helped the cough lessen?
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What meds have helped the cough lessen?   My doc has not prescribed oxygen yet, present levels of oxygen read btwn 87 and 94, and that depends on the NJ/NY Metyro area humdity levels.  Wheezing has…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John H MOD Sep 11, 2012.

SCLC - 6mos of chemo... want information... any good books???
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Hi, my name is Ronnie and I have been a member for a few months.  In Feb., diagosed with Small Cel Lung Cancer, Stage III extensive. Went thru 6 treatments of chemo over a 6 moth course. Cistaplatin…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronni Aug 22, 2012.

Hardness of stool....... any suggestions...
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3rd treatment of chemo was last week.  It took 6 days to eliminate waste after the 2nd treatment.  This time around it took 4 days, but it also took about 25 pitted prunes, and 80 mils of Lactulose…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronni May 16, 2012.

 

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Merry replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"That'a girl!!! Changing when you know it's not right is always the best. Keep that upper lip strong!!! Hugs, Merry "
Oct 8, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"On a serious note,  pulmonary / lung specialists will be replaced. I am told he should be the one holding and handling all reins but his interests is in treating the COPD ...  and others feel he should be paying more attention as the…"
Oct 7, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi. Feeling much much better.  Have a handful of face masks and I wear them everywhere. At a clinic the other day the staff wondered what my illness was.  After repeating this year's history, all for a pap smear, and…"
Oct 7, 2012
AmyLCA replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi Ronni, I think unfortunately you haven't gotten much response because your situation is less common than others. SCLC is less common than NSCLC. Also, many people may have gotten chemotherapy and radiation at the same time, but not…"
Sep 23, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"My post isn't getting much feed back.  am i in the wrong place???  Merry, thanx."
Sep 23, 2012
Merry replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Oh no, that's too bad Ronni, I'm so sorry that you weren't listened to. I don't know much about radiation as I've never had to have it. I'm sure that someone else can answer this. It's very good that you kept…"
Sep 23, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Merry, yes I agree Cisplatin was rough, but I toomade it thru it.   Well I just spent 4 nights 5 days in the hospital.  Pnumonia and blood infection had to be handled.  My doctors werent listening to me....   i told…"
Sep 23, 2012
Merry replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi- This is out of my experience although I did have Cisplatin and Navelbeen (sp). Cisplatin is rough but I got through it. It sounds like your dr. wants to be aggressive with this. If you aren't sure seek a second opinion. A combination of…"
Sep 19, 2012
bronie2MOD replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"I did not have Taxol Ronni but had cisplatinum, adriomycin and cytoxan w/radiation given at the tail end of the chemo; I believe the dosing of the radiation was lower at that point until the chemo tx had ended then they boosted the…"
Sep 18, 2012
Ruth Bisko replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"My dad gets chemo once a week Taxol and Carbo....along with 5 sedssions of radiation for 7 weeks. This is week 4 and besides being tired, he is doing well."
Sep 17, 2012
GADawg/MOD replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi Ronni, My mom was on carbo and taxol and towards the end of her chemo they added in 6 weeks of radiation to the lung. She did well with it. She got really fatigued at the end of the treatments since they're cumulative, but overall she did…"
Sep 17, 2012
John H MOD replied to Ronni's discussion What meds have helped the cough lessen?
"That's awesome Ronni. I hope it works for you."
Sep 11, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion What meds have helped the cough lessen?
"John, thanx.  i do have a pharmacy in mind.   tomorrow I am contacting them. R."
Sep 11, 2012
Ronni replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi, Amy. Thanx for the reply.  The dosage would be low as onocologist said. and it would be once a week.  This evening I am reading about the drug... webmd... really made me just not want to do it yet other sites seem alittle milder with…"
Sep 11, 2012
AmyLCA replied to Ronni's discussion Radiation and chemo??
"Hi Ronni, I don't have direct experience with this, but I have spoken to a lot of people who have done both at the same time. Some people have a really hard time with it and some do not. It may be worth asking if they will be giving…"
Sep 11, 2012
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Radiation and chemo??

HI... sclc extensive, diagnosed in February, 2012.  Had 6 sessions of chemo, overall it went well. Now doing radiation and yesterday onocologist asked if i would consider doing cheno once a week to boost radiation therapy.Chemo will be with Taxol, just reading the side effecets scared me.  I had Cisplatin and Nuelasta and the side effects listed werent as strong.  Anyone????See More
Sep 11, 2012

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