• lung cancer and tarceva pill

    Asked by dot37 on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    lung cancer and tarceva pill

    Has anyone used the pill tarceva? My mom has stage 4 lung cancer and has tried everything except this pill. The doctor is telling her that she only as 2-3 months to live and that she should just make herself comfortable. We are still wondering if we should try this last option? ANy help would be so welcome. THanks

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar

      It is doubtful your Mom has tried everything.

      How can you possibly know that this pill is her last option?

      There are always other ways to skin the proverbial cat ... horrid practice, yes?

      almost 6 years ago
    • Buttercup's Avatar

      I also have stage iv lung cancer. I took tarceva for 1 week and was really sick. I vomited and had constant diarrhea. They cut my dosage from 7 days a week to just 3 days a week. That didn't work any better. after 1 month they switched me to something else. Now I'm losing my hair and just found out the tumors are growing. I wish your mother good luck. I will pray for your family.

      almost 6 years ago
    • CoolFlips' Avatar

      My dad's girlfriend takes Tarceva and it worked for her the first day she started it. It can cause tiredness and running to the bathroom, but other than that, it works well for her. Shes stage 4 and you would never know she has non small cell squamous lung cancer. Her oncologist is very hopeful for the future.


      over 5 years ago

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