Etoposide IV was given to my partner with carboplatin as a curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. Was this a standard treatment for this?

Setting? When you say "curative", you mean after surgery or concurrently with radiation? The choice of chemo depends on the situation, the doctor, and institutional or national standards. To answer your question, i normally would use carbo (or cisplatin)/etoposide in small cell lung cancer patients but can't say is a bad choice for nslc patients, especially with radiation. I've used it in that setting.
Part of it. Multi-drug chemotherapy, in combination with radiation therapy, is considered standard therapy for patients not considered surgical candidates, or who don't want surgery. In that setting, most therapies are considered being given for curative intent.

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Do you know anyone taking carboplatin for non-small cell lung cancer?

Yes. Carboplatin is a very commonly used medication in this malignancy. Tolerence today is quite good, with the most important side effects being temporarily low blood counts, fatigue, numbness and nausea. A unique point about this agent is that it is dosed based on the patients kidney function, rather than the patients size like most anticancer medications. Read more...
You bet. A. "platin" is the cornerstone of systemic chemotherapy. Carboplatin is favored by us oncologists becuse it causes less nausea and vomiting and does not require lots of fluid to wash the toxic products through kidneys. Carbo has less n&v and kidney effects, but more blood count lowering potential. Both cause numbness and tingling. Cis platin is used more in canada and europe..Slightly better effect. Read more...
Sure. Carboplatin is one of the most common chemotherapy used in non small cell lung cancer. For more info regarding carboplatin, open this link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Very serious. Long-term survival is very unlikely if the diagnosis is correct, but he may get a good result with today's platinum-based chemotherapy. No "alternative-complementary" medicines will touch the actual biology of lung cancer, but mind-body supportive measures may make him feel somewhat better and you can help him keep well-nourished, physically fit and in good spirits. Read more...
Be concerned. Stage 4 lung cancer has an overall poor prognosis. The therapy associated with any positive effects would be chemotherapy and/or radiation. While a cure can occur, it is a rare event with stage 4. Alternative therapies can be explored, but realize that most don't claim to cure. If you look at the advertizements closely, they will treat but never claim to cure. Standard therapy- 15% overall cure. Read more...

How effective is proton therapy for localised stage 3A tumours in non-small cell lung cancer? When is it better than traditional radiotherapy?

Controversial therap. Proton therapy is not commonly used to treat cancer, especially not Lung Cancer. It is still considered experimental therapy and is certainly not proven to be better than standard radiotherapy except in certain limited areas of the body such as spinal tumors etc. Read more...