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.
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.
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.

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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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can people survive non small cell lung cancer?

Yes,depends stage. Stage 1 nsclc; surgical resection, appr70%5yrsurv stage2nsclc;surgery apprx. 30-35% 5 yr survival. Read more...

Can you tell me about non-small cell lung cancer?

Not enough space. Let's see: most common category of lung cancer, often but not always tobacco related, treated with surgery if possible but radiation and chemo are often used as well. I suggest you visit the national cancer institute website. It's has good info regarding all kinds of cancers. Read more...

What's the prognosis for stage 3b non small cell lung cancer?

Not good. Stage 3b non-small-cell-lung cancer is a very heterogeneous group of patients and as such there is no unanimous hard data on survival, unlike the earlier stages. Some may benefit from chemo- and radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and be resected. My advice is to go to the most renowned lung cancer specialist that is available to you and hope for the best. Read more...
Have hope. As noted by other physician, there are statistical based survival estimates by stage. But, each patient is an individual. It is most critical to speak with your cancer team. They will develop multi-disciplan approach and treatment plan and have a more personalized/individualized determination of reasonable individual prognosis. Read more...

What's the most relevent test to diagnose non small cell lung cancer?

Bipsy and imaging. The key to diadnosis is the biopsy. This can help determine the subtype which will help guide the course of treatment. Beyond that, the imaging with ct, ct/pet, and MRI will help determine the stage of the cancer. The combination of the stage and the subtype of the cancer will help with treatment decisions as well as prognosis. Read more...
Biopsy. All lung cancers and really all cancers require some sort of biopsy to properly diagnose both to confirm that it is cancer and to determine the type and extent of cancer. Read more...
It depends... ...On level of suspicion and clinical stage. If level of suspicion is high and clinical stage (best guess of potential stage) is i or ii then straight to surgical resection is warranted. Otherwise a ct guided or navigational bronchoscopic lung biopsy. Read more...