I don't post very often, but I want to share my husband's experiences with Erbitux and Xeloda since there have been some recent discussions about these therapies. My husband has been on Erbitux for over a year (!) He started in late April 2004 and has been receiving weekly infusions since then. From April 2004 through October 2004, the Erbitux worked well at keeping his lung tumors from increasing in size. In February 2005, his PET scan showed increase in number and size of lung mets and one liver met showed, also a spot in his rectum. He has not had any of these spots biopsied. In spite of all this, he seems to do well (as can be expected for being 74, diabetic with HBP, chronic kidney failure, atrial fibrillation, post-stroke, and arthritis). He has no pain or shortness of breath. His primary complaints with the Erbitux are fatigue, the acne rash, and he has diarrhea about three days after his treatment. After the PET scan results, the Oncologist added Xeloda to the Erbitux. My husband had been on Xeloda for about 5-7 months in 2003. He stopped taking in because he developed the infamous hand-foot syndrome, but it was after several months of use. It was fairly effective at keeping his cancer from growing at first. With the Xeloda, the main side effect is diarrhea. He usually gets diarrhea from the Xeloda after about a week of treatment - he takes pills for 14 days and then is off for 7 days. My husband also takes Celebrex, but it's for his back. I firmly believe the Celebrex enhances the chemotherapies, but his Oncologist doesn't believe this a bit. On a related note, the Oncologist also can't figure out why my husband is still doing so well. The other thing that I believed helped my husband was removing all aspartame products from his diet. I did this right after his stroke and I believe it helped him recover more quickly from the stroke. Anyway, I hoped this helped anyone wondering about how effective Erbitux and Xeloda can be. Results vary with individuals, of course. I haven't heard of anyone who has been taking Erbitux as long as my husband has, though. Take care all.