My 71yo mother in law was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma stage 4. She was fit with very little symptoms. She has been taking Afatinib for 10 days now and is really struggling with side effects. She has diahorrea several times a day, acne rash on upper body particularly bad on her scalp maming sleep difficult and mouth sores. She has her given an Immodium type of tablet but it's not helping much.
Do these improve over time? Any hints for coping? What are people's experiences of this drug?
It is early days and in the course of 2 months she has gone from being seemingly healthy to this so we are all in shock. Her local cancer nurse has been fantastic but I wanted to reach out here. Thanks all.