Comment from: Lady Jane 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 30

After five months on Vectabix, tumors shrank and are gone. Worst side effect was ingrown toe nail on big right toe. Had to be cut out surgically and took two rounds of an antibiotic to heal.

Comment from: Caregiver child 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 13

The skin effects as they warn can be extremely harsh and hard to treat, which is a real problem. (Gold Bond powder was one thing that unexpectedly helped when skin cracked and oozed like a sunburn.) Therefore they have trouble eating, drinking and in pain from effects. It has had an emotional and physical toll on her because of being on her face etc. where it could not be covered and she is not a vain person. Her dose has been lowered twice. We have never been told how many treatments there may be of this drug. She has already done chemo pills and radiation last fall.

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Comment from: ccrh 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 09

CEA markers were significantly reduced, tumors shrunk and did not spread, no new sites. If you get the 'rash', it can be treated or you can get the Vectibix at a lower dose.

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Comment from: Veritas3d 55-64 Male Patient Published: April 10

I have been fighting colorectal cancer with liver and lung metastasis for four years. I have been treated with erbitux (similar to vectabix) and now, vectibix. Both drugs caused painful skin lesions on my face, neck and in my mouth. I will never take vectibix again. I'm going to die, anyway. Vectibix and erbitux are torture.

Related Reading: cancer | liver | erbitux

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 16

My experience with the treatment has been easier than with other chemos i've had previous, its not as long. side effects for me is acne, itchy skin, some fatigue.

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Comment from: 75 or over Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

tumor grew. Higher CEA values.

Comment from: 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: December 25

Sever dry skin,itching, acne all over the head,some on neck, face and chest and groin. Tumors kept growing.

Related Reading: dry skin | acne


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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