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Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
7/4/2014 6:37:24 PM

Reviewer: poulty, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
61 yr. old nscac. skin rash is tough and oncol. don't know much about skin. see a dermatologist who will get you on the right remedy.. prednisone, facial wash, light wave therapy to reduce inflammation. no cream, aloe, steroid creams etc. will work. avoid the sun and when rash gets bad, take it easy for a day or so.

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
7/2/2014 4:47:41 PM

Reviewer: PositiveNote, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In April 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 NSCLC. It had mediatized to my lump nodes and pleural membranes around my lungs; I was functioning with only 1 and a quarter lung capacity. The only symptom I had was a persistent cough for about 3 months, then things changed quickly, I had trouble breathing and could hardly talk. I am 61 years of age, a nonsmoker, fair sensitive skinned and 124 pounds. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
6/26/2014 4:42:26 AM

Reviewer: lj, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
rash gets very bad

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
5/22/2014 8:16:08 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband was on Tarceva for 2 1/2 months. It made him sick every day. He had stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. He went from two masses on his lung to full lung masses. He was very sick since he started taking it. He passed away on May 6, 2014. He went through hell!. I would not recomend Tarceva to anyone.

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
3/20/2014 10:41:22 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
On Tarceva for 5 months now. Reduced tumor by over 60% plus took cancer out of the bones and lymph nodes. Side effects are diarrhea, dry skin, and floaters. Upset stomach which I control by eating six small meals per day. Nature's Way Primadophilus Optima (probiotic) eased my stomach and intestine discomfort and should be standard issue with this medication.

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