Reply to "New Developments in Treatment: Erbitux® (cetuximab)"

Hello Eyecandy,
I hope your dad's treatment is going well. He seems to be getting the most up to date treatment and the stats do show that the surgery followed by a combination of chemo with radiotherapy and the use of erbitux offers the best survival rates.
Could you please tell me if the erbitux is taken at the same time as the radio/chemo was carried out? Or was it taken some time afterwards? If so - how long after the chemo/rad?
I have had surgery followed by radio and the option of chemo wasn't given at the time(saving costs I think! - but does it save lives!)
My last treatment was 20 months ago and I was wondering if erbitux can be taken aside from any other treatment. Maybe Dr. Joshi would know?

Good luck to you EC and especially your dad.
cheers Tony K
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