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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xalkori Oral.

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6 Total User Reviews

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Condition: ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-NSCLC
5/21/2014 1:08:26 PM

Reviewer: Blm098, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug for ten months..no terrible side effects...my ct scans show my cancer to be nearly gone. My once large lymph nodes are no longer considered to be pathological

Condition: ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-NSCLC
4/25/2014 10:52:22 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
this treatment i beleive is kiiling my mother faster than the cancer would have the swelling as made her unable to walk...now body shutting down from no circulation

Condition: ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-NSCLC
11/12/2013 4:51:31 PM

Reviewer: Blm098, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this treatment since August 2013. No sever side effects. Minimal nausea when taking on an empty stomach. I also have some issues with swollen feet and legs. My last scans showed marked decrease in the size of lymph nodes and plural effusion

Condition: ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-NSCLC
8/1/2012 6:51:23 PM

Reviewer: RAB50, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on Xalkori for 8 months. This is the 5th and by far the easiest treatment I've been on since being diagnosed with Stage IV cancer 26 months ago. I really can't identify a side effect and feel good most of the time. I'm regaining some strength and have even gained some weight. And I've had great results. The last CT scan showed all of my lymph nodes are normal in s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer-NSCLC
6/29/2012 9:32:50 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After six months, I have shown "significant improvement" in both lungs, have no shortness of breath and much more energy -- all without side effects! Certainly the easiest chemo ever, and by far the most effective that I've had in more than seven years!

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