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Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
7/12/2009 8:18:34 PM

Reviewer: JMISSYG@AOL.COM, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
MY HUSBAND WHO IS 80 YEARS OLD WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH NSCLC. HE HAS BEEN ON THIS MEDICATION FOR 6 MONTHS AND IT IS WORKING WELL SO FAR. HIS ONLY SIDE EFFECT SEEMS TO BE EXCESSIVE DROOLING. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ELSE HAD THAT SIDE EFFECT? HE HAS NO RASH NO DIARRHEA JUST THE DROOLING ISSUE.

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
6/30/2009 4:59:58 PM

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: 4

Comment:
I have been on Tarceva for 7 months. At first, I had a manageable rash and diarrhea. Now my rash is severe, but the diarrhea is almost gone. My dosage has been cut to try to solve the rash problem. However, my tumor counts are almost at zero, so I'm encouraged.

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
5/27/2009 2:40:40 PM

Reviewer: brd, 55-64 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 was diagnosed stage IV in May 08, 3 cycles of chemotherapy. Went on Tarceva in September 08. Bone tumors appear to be gone, lung tumor is 1/2 size. Very few side effects. At first this drug worked very fast in reducing my tumors, now is steady. I hope this continues and have confidence in the drug.

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
4/30/2009 4:09:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Working very slow but helping

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
4/27/2009 2:27:53 PM

Reviewer: blessed2, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had 1/2 lung removed and went thru chemo and radiation and then in Dec 07 went on 150 mg of Tarceva, in Dec 08 changed to 100 mg due to rash, cracked finger tips. I have been cancer free since the surgery, still have diarear problems, but I can handle it. Very grateful and blessed to have this med. Have had 3 PET scans since starting and still cancer free.

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