My husband is newly diagnosed with advanced small cell lung cancer which has metastasized into his liver and back. This we know from a CT scan and also a liver biopsy which diagnosed small cell. PET scan was performed yesterday so we will know for certain if these are the only places. We have completed our first round of chemo( infusion drip) and today he is having his port put in.
My question is about the staging of small cell. Does it not get staged like other cancers. I'm trying to understand how soon we have caught this to guess what to expect in our future. I know a lot depends on how his cancer responds to the chemo.
Any responses are welcome. I just don't know what to expect.