May 02, 2010 - 7:45 pm
I am a 30 y.o. female with a diagnosis of stage 4, metastic squamous cell carcinoma with occult primary. Although there has been no luck with finding the primary, we are fairly confident that it is most likely head/neck cancer. So far, I have gone through 6 rounds of chemo (cisplatin, taxotere and 5-fu combo) and now my doc is recommending beginning a new targeted therapy plan using Erbitux weekly indefinitely...given that my scans look clear next week. I was wondering if there was anyone else who has used Erbitux after their treatment. What was your experience with it? How long were you on it? My doc has told me that a severe acne rash typically comes with this drug and that it's a good thing, meaning the drug is working. I'd appreciate any insight on your experiences with the drug and any side effects.