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Chemotherapy treatment of SCLC

The usual course of treatment for SCLC is chemotherapy and radiation, usually at the same time. While SCLC is a more aggressive kind of lung cancer, it tends to respond relatively well to initial chemotherapy.

Learn about SCLC chemotherapy

Small cell lung cancer chemotherapy (American Cancer Society)

Chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer (MacMillan Cancer Support) 

How is chemotherapy given(

Chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat SCLC (all

Paraplatin (carboplatin)

Platinol (cisplatin)

VP-16 (etoposide)

Hycamtin (topotecan)

Camptosar (irinotecan) 


Preparing for chemotherapy

Preparing for chemo treatments ( 

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (American Cancer Society) 

A Checklist of Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Nurse (American Cancer Society) 

Support for people with cancer: Chemotherapy and you (National Cancer Institute)

See also:

Side effects of chemotherapy