Cancer is shrinking - RubyFaye

Celebration Associated with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer. Posted on February 8, 2017 View this journey (13 Experiences)

My Onc was very excited and kept looking at my CT chest scan and MRI brain scan and wondered what happened because it showed that I was getting better. I have been on Tarceva since Oct 2012 and never had itching but the last 6 months, I itch terribly on my scalp. We decreased Tarceva from 150mg to 125mg about 9 months ago and then scalp has itched really bad. Got 3 spots on left side of head about 3" diameter where all the hair fell out but coming back in now. I have been using different medication to stop itch and put creams and gels on scalp. I am finding that when my hair is super short (almost a buzz) there is little itch. I am suppose to use a c-pap to sleep with but when itching I just can't because my scalp cannot stand to have strap around it and I cannot lay my head down on pillow or lean back in a chair.
I am happy regardless because it looked like the Tarceva may of stopped working and then it started working again. Onc ask me what I did and I told her "I do everything you tell me and I have lots of prayer" and she said 'keep doing it'!

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  • kellycl's Avatar

    Have you tried cooling it with a bag of frozen vegetables, RubyFaye?

    almost 2 years ago

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