Hi everyone --
My name is Lynnette. My husband Doug is currently 70 and had a radical prostatectomy in 2006 with radiation and hormone therapy following surgery. In November 2016, we found out that his cancer had returned and had metastasized to his bones with multiple tumors throughout his spine, hips, femur, shoulder and ribs. He followed up with chemo for six months and continued with monthly lupron and zometa treatments. In January 2017 his liver enzymes had tripled so they performed a liver biopsy and he was diagnosed with small cell liver cancer. He is currently having chemo treatments with carboplatin and etoposide for six cycles every three weeks. He was supposed to start his third cycle this past Monday but his white blood count was only 600 so we will try again next week to see if he can reach the magic 1,000 mark they are looking for to have the treatment. The liver tumors have responded to the chemo shrinking them slightly but his oncologist told us that with small cell cancer the chemo is just to slow down the progression and that my husband had approximately a year to live. Has anyone here had any experience with a similar situation that I can ask questions. I have a lot of anxiety about time passing too quickly and need a little hope to hold onto. Thank you very much for any experience, thoughts or suggestions you may have.