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Cetuximab and Cancer

Cetuximab (Erbitux®) is commonly prescribed for two types of cancer: squamous cell carcinoma affecting the head and neck, and advanced cancer of the colon or rectum. It is given via an infusion into a vein once a week until potentially serious side effects occur or until the cancer no longer responds to treatment.
When treating cancer with cetuximab, side effects can be expected; common ones include skin reactions, fatigue, and nausea. Fortunately, if problems occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated. Just to be safe, however, report anything that "just does not seem right" to your healthcare provider.
(Click What Is Cetuximab Used For? to learn more about how this drug works to treat cancer, possible off-label uses, and whether it can be given to children.)
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