Can someone tell us how long with they take to clear up or are they there until she stops taking it
Sometimes the mouth ulcers will come and go while a person is on chemotherapy. At certain times the persons immunity is at the lowest, with low white blood cell count and neutrophils, and that's more when they tend to get mouth ulcers. Once the counts start coming up the mouth ulcers should resolve. They may resurface again when the counts go down.
Afinitor (everolimus) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body.
Afinitor is used to treat certain types of kidney cancer, breast cancer, or brain tumor. Afinitor is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment.
Afinitor is also used to treat non-cancerous (benign) kidney tumors, and certain types of advanced or progressive tumors of the pancreas.
Afinitor is also used to treat advanced hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer in combination with Aromasin (exemestane).
Afinitor Disperz is used to treat a certain type of brain tumor in children.
Go online to Hope Rugo (breast cancer specialist at UCSF) on treatment for mouth sores. "Dexamethasone Mouth Rinse Should Be a Routine Part of Everolimus (Afinitor) Treatment." My oncologist ordered this mouthwash for me (had to get it from a compounding pharmacy) and it completely stopped the mouth sores. Now, if I feel any tenderness in my mouth, I use it and the mouth sore never develops.
I am so sorry that your wife is suffering with mouth sores. That's the worst. I went through the same thing. What I found to work extremely well is a mouthwash prescription that I got from my doctor it's called dexamethasone .5 ml liquid. I put a little bit in my mouth, swish it around and then spit it out. The next morning I woke up and almost all my sores were gone. You can use it 4 times daily or as needed. Good luck hope it works. By the way afinitor worked wonders for me. Have your wife stick with it.
- Afinitor Information for Consumers
- Afinitor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Afinitor (detailed)
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