We are looking for feedback on how you have coped with treatment and how it has impacted on your daily life. This is to help us make a submission to the Scottish Medicines Consortium regarding the drug gefitinib (Iressa). At present this drug and erlotinib (tarceva) are used to treat people with EGFR+ tumours in England and Wales. In Scotland on erlotinib is currently licensed.
If you have had experience of either drug and are EGFR+ it would be good to hear from you. Some things that would be helpful to know:
- did you find it easy to get the treatment?
- how did you manage the treatment and were there any side effects that you did or didn't expect?
- what hints/ tips would you share with anyone considering the treatment?
- how did this effect your day to day living, were you able to carry on with your usual activities such as working, shopping, social activities?
If you can provide any feedback this will help us share what people think are the benefits of treatment and any difficulties,
You can respond to this post or send me a private message.
thanks and best wishes
Lorraine @Roy Castle