Sep 26, 2009 - 7:10 pm
Hello All, I hope that this post finds everyone feeling well and healthy. Cancer treatment is like a glacier wearing down a mountain. It is just a slow grind. I am 10 rads down and 2 Erbitux. Last Friday, it was determined that I had to skip a treatment. My rash looks similar to a case of small pox and a hyper case of teenage acne. Of course, I fell into the alleged 7% category who reacts adversely to Erbitux. This stuff is very nasty and weird. Since I did not get treatment, I already feel better, even though I look terrible. The doctors want me to resume "therapy" on Tuesday. Call me a nut, but, putting that "treatment" back in my system sounds a little crazy. My beef is, if the drug companies can get a 30k treatment regimen passed by the FDA, why not invest in a test to see who is susceptible to the adverse reaction? My question to the discussion board is this: Has anyone ever switched chemo regimens in the middle of treatment? Has anyone Had the 7% reaction, paused, then resumed? If so, how did it go when you resumed? Did you do the whole 7 treatments? Alex.