My husband has untreatable nscc of the lung and was told on Friday that the chemo and radiotherapy has not worked, the cancer has not shrunk and there are new nodules. He was offered either palliative care or erlotinib. We did not see his normal consultant and had very little time to make the choice. We were also a bit upset as you can imagine. The doctor we saw said that there was very little chance of the drug working especially when not used as a first treatment option but my husband chose to take eroltinib since at least there is a hope it might work. Does anyone have any experience of this drug which he will start on Friday. The other question I have is if there are things they can do to help with his symptoms as in palliative care then surely he could have them as well and what are they? He was put on steroids long term, thank goodness as he is his old self when on them, and is on liquid morphine to suppress his cough. When we go back on Friday, what questions should we ask, we have been told of possible side effects.