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Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Aug 17 3:00pm | Replies (170)

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Was hoping that more people would post about their experiences with SCLC. I go to see Dr. Wakelee at Stanford tomorrow and am just about over one with nerves. I do have the first appt with an Oncologist here at Sutter Gould on Friday. I need to sit down and write out my questions and hope there is time allotted to address them. Someone, who friended me off the discussion boards and has been a great support, mentioned having a port for treatments. I hadn't thought about that. Does anyone have a port and, if so, where and is it painful? 😬😬

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It is a good idea to have a list of questions. Being nervous makes one forget to ask for needed info.
I have had 2 ports. One back in 2010 for breast cancer, which I beat. Then another one placed early last summer for SCLC. Both were placed in my chest in 2 different areas. I did not have any pain or problems. Am leaving the last one in for a while in case there is a need for more chemo later. Just have to have it flushed every 6-8 weeks. The oncology nurse also accesses the port for blood test. Makes things so much easier.

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