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    Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    10/13/2015 9:22:38 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    My husband had been on it for 2 months and he has had the rash pretty bad, no pain very itchy. He has stage 4 lung cancer with bone mets. His breathing has improved he has no pain anywhere, even thoguh the cancer is in several areas. He has lost weight about 30 lbs since his diagnosis, loss of appetite is one of the sigsn of the cancer I don't blame it on the Tarceva. I think over all he is do ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    5/25/2015 9:38:07 AM

    Reviewer: fphsyr, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    In 2013 I was diagnosed with NSCLC in right upper lobe. Cancer was discoveredp in 2 stages of the lymp nodes. Had 25 treatments of radiation and 5 treatments of chemo. Neither treatments showed shrinkage but tumor did not grow. Had surgery of removal of right upper lobe after treatments. Had CT scan 3 months after surgery and found many small spots of cancer cells in both lungs. Started 150 mg of ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    10/23/2014 10:38:21 PM

    Reviewer: mae48, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    3 1/2 weeks on Tarceva my mother died from Tarceva side effects not the lung cancer. Her skin peeled, bad rash, high fever, food tasted like acid, kidneys shut down.

    Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    10/1/2014 10:42:02 PM

    Reviewer: dandas, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been taking Tarceva 150 mg for almost 5 years now and still on remission the only side effects I have is skin rash that can be painful and diarrhea,otherwise my hair gets thicker ang grow eyelashes

    Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    9/2/2014 10:02:02 PM

    Reviewer: shaistybatt.net, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    The time before taking it and the wait after are most important but are also somewhat an inconvenience. OK if it works.

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