Small cell lung cancer: Share your experience, questions and advice!

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My dad has recently been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, which is incurable. He has been offered chemo and immune therapy which they are hoping will help him live longer. 

I am devastated and worrying myself sick! Has anyone got experience with this particular type of lung cancer?

Thankyou for any responses!

Char xx

Beginning of the discussion - 08/10/2021

Small cell lung cancer: Share your experience, questions and advice!

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@charM89‍ Hi Char, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, I know it's hard to watch a loved one go through something as frightening as cancer. Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you.

Hi everyone, how are you doing today? For those of you with small cell lung cancer, can you share a bit about your experience? What kinds of treatments have you undergone? How is your quality of life? Is there anything Char should know to best support her dad?
@Kathy10@Linjit@Deedro@MissNic@Billya@Abbeylad@Lynndenise@Sheila60@Martincarr1960@Carol5555‍ 

And for those of you who are loved ones, can you share your experience as well?
@suzzann@Pankaj@Maxjoe121@Searching4thecure@Madiha@Mymum70@Mumof2@wiffer@Janewatt@Fishingtightlines‍ 

Take care,
Courtney

Small cell lung cancer: Share your experience, questions and advice!


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Hi looked after my lovey wife 24/7 at home   In Hospital bed she wasDiagnosed with cancer and lungs  small  but could notOperation as it was too near a heart she had six Chemotherapy The last three chemo is affected her kidneys and had to have transfusions twice  as her blood was low . Cancer spread and she died 1 st September 

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LynI loved her to bits and miss Terribly  her voice her smile  she was a lovely wife 30 years  I am Devastated  I’m on my own now with my two cats . As I said I looked after for 9 months day and night the last six week all she could take was water and milk  and morphine  Stuart 

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Hi there 

I was diagnosed in March with stage 4 cancer, in lung, liver and lymph nodes . Immunotherapy has helped immensely and the tumours have shrunk. I am now much more healthier and living life well . Good luck with the treatment. 

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Thanks for sharing your experiences both all.

My gran who’s my world and more has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that is inoperable.

It’s also in her lymph and breathing is now an issue. But touch wood has not spread anywhere else. I do daily wim hof and yogi pranayama breathing with her, which helps.

My questions;

She’s waiting to find out if she can have immunotherapy on the nhs, if this is not possible can you go private and any idea of costs involved?

Nan has been offered radiotherapy, which I would be more keen for her to try than chemo to help with the breathing. Would anyone recommend her to have the radiotherapy or hold out for the immunotherapy?

Are there any new trials out there of drugs or treatment for lung cancer?

Peoples thoughts on vitamin C weekly intrevenus to flood the system with vitamin C?

I posted a message previously but had no response? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes 

Luke

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