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Stage 3 small cell

Has anybody had the treatment ciplatin and epotiside for stage 3 small cell

  1. Hi . I can't personally speak to these treatments, but our contributor Diane wrote about taking Cisplatin here: https://lungcancer.net/living/managing-chemo. If you click on her name with the article you can find her other articles where she also wrote about treatment. Hopefully others will chime in with their experiences. Wishing you the best. Richard (LungCancer.net Team)

    1. I was diagnosed 22 years ago with Stage 3b, but I had carboplatin and taxol. Perhaps if you post your question to our forums once again someone familiar with this combination will see it and join in on the discussion. Warmly, Alisa, LungCancer Team Patient Leader
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      1. I have limited stage sclc and received 4 rounds of cisplatin and etopiside with 3 weeks off between treatments as well as radiation at the same time. I finished chemo in July and just had 1st PET scan post treatment. Oncologist and radiologist were both pleased with the results of treatments as cancer had shrunk significantly.

        1. Great to hear how well you responded to treatment and your cancer shrunk, that is very encouraging, thank you for sharing with us! Please feel free to reach out anytime, we are here to support each other. All the best, Alisa, LungCancer Team Patient Leader

        2. Hi . It is wonderful to hear that you have had these results. Your doctors probably already told you this, but permit me this opportunity to note for everyone out there that multiple studies have found the combination cisplatin and etopiside superior as a first-line treatment for SCLC than other alternatives (see: here for an example: https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2002.12.111). Wishing you the best and please feel free, if you like, to keep us posted on how you are doing. Richard (LungCancer.net Team)

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