User Reviews for Cetuximab
Also known as: Erbitux
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|Colorectal Cancer||2 reviews||12 medications|
|Squamous Cell Carcinoma||2 reviews||2 medications|
|Head and Neck Cancer||1 reviews||5 medications|
|Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer||0 reviews||23 medications||Not rated - Be the first|
|Pancreatic Cancer||0 reviews||14 medications||Not rated - Be the first|
|Summary of Cetuximab reviews||5 reviews||7.8|
Reviews for Cetuximab
Review by twoeyedparrot (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Erbitux (cetuximab) for Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Taking for inoperable squamous cell thyroid. Will find out couple days if worked on tumor. Side effects severe dry flaking skin sores in mouth, facial rash and fatigue. Worst constipation I have ever had in my life....all worth it if it helps shrink tumor!
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October 6, 2013 1:55 PM
Review by Lisa Beecher:
Erbitux (cetuximab) for Colorectal Cancer: Was also diagnosed with stage four colon cancer that had spread to my liver, was on heavy cancer meds for about 10 months and then they switched me to Erbitux which showed definite improvements. Do have the dry scaly face am using Queen Helene cocoa butter but not really pleased with it, skin still dry.
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September 19, 2013 12:28 PM
Review by Laralou (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Erbitux (cetuximab) for Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This seemed to help a lot in shrinking my tumor in my throat. Not much side effects, in fact felt good. But the doctor said I had the max amount, went off of it and the tumor blocked my throat again in 2 months. Now they say nothing more can be done for me. The pain is horrible, no one should have to go through this terrible cancer. I pray for some kind of help again.
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June 7, 2012 11:48 AM
Review by TJ Hendel:
Erbitux (cetuximab) for Colorectal Cancer: I have Stage 4 colorectal cancer with mets to liver. After 2 years of chemo it wasn't really working any more so they started me on Erbitux. Side effects are mostly cosmetic - severe acne rash/redness on face and milder spotting on chest and back, extremely dry flaky skin. I did have a badly infected foot for a few weeks - eventually found right antibiotic (cephalexin). However CT scan after 8 weeks use showed 20 - 30% reduction in tumors! So for me it is worth the skin hassles.
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June 1, 2011 10:15 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Erbitux (cetuximab) for Head and Neck Cancer: My father-in-law was diagnosed with metastic squamous cell head and neck cancer. Had 6 weeks radiation but cancer had spread. Conventional chemo did nothing. Had large tumors, one breaking through the chest wall. Could not do daily tasks. He started on Erbitux infusions and within four weeks two of the tumors had disappeared and the larger ones had shrunk. Didn't need pain medicines any more. Side effects he experienced: blood infections from the PICC line, electrolyte imbalance, rash on his body. He is happy with drug. He has lived several months longer then anticipated but he must stay on Erbitux or the cancer will come back.
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