Continuing Erbitux (Cetuximab) Treatement
I haven't posted in a while. I've been super busy with work, family, home, etc. [which is a good thing]. The one downside is that I really haven't had much time to read/post.
I'm scheduled for another round of scans (CT and MRI) on Monday. And then Erbitux treatment number 16 on Thursday next week. I expect to get the scan results in my doctor appointment on Thursday.
Anyay, My CEA has been "UNDER 1.0" since my December 5th surgery (except for a fluke 8.0 reading a while ago -- note that the re-test the next day came in under 1.0).
And my scans have continued to stay clear as well.
Nevertheless, every test and every set of scans, as many of you know, comes with the usual anxiety.
Also, the erbitux rash continues to be the challenge. And it seems like I've been more tired lately as well. Additional symptoms I've noticed as I continue to receive the Erbitux treatment include:
- cracking, hurting, swelling around fingers.
- pain while urinating
- dizziness when getting up (not all the time)
- general fatigue
These are over and above the usual
- itching, dryness, Erbitux achne.
I was trying to research and make sure I'm doing everything I can to mitigate the side-effects.
I did find the following article that I thought I could share with you fellow Erbitux patients.
I also found another article that talks about the benefits of Erbitux - although I don't full understand this one...
I thought I would ask you all how you are dooing on the Erbitux regimend? How are you managing the side-effects? What are you finding that works well?
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sending you ALL love, light, and blessings!!!
Phil64 (blog: http://PScamihorn.me)
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