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May 7, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

I do have the KRAS wild type gene.

May 7, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

I’ m drinking 10 to 12 12oz glasses of water/Gatorade in a 50/50 mix. I had
surgery March 8 which disconnected my small intestine from the large and
created an ileostomy. Staying hydrated is extremely important with this
condition.
My primary physician suggested that the surgery plus the Vectibix infusion
plus the 30# weight loss are all a strong demand on my system. He
recommended Myers cocktail IV. I had this last week and the symptoms I was
having were quite reduced. Not eliminated but reduced in both frequency and
severity. Unfortunately this is not covered by insurance and is $90/IV out
of pocket. But it did help and fortunately I can afford to do this every
two weeks. Hopefully this will continue to provide help through my next 6
Vectibix treatments.

May 6, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

Thanks for your reply. I have the wild type KRAS gene so Vectibix is
considered OK for my treatment. This is my 3rd time with intestinal cancer
since 2003.
I’m hoping to find how others have dealt with this side effects of lowered
bp, extreme shortness of breath and general tiredness.
Three days ago I received from my primary an IV infusion of a Myers
cocktail and these symptoms have been reduced. I will have another Vectibix
May 11 and another Myers IV the next day to see if it provides similar
benefits and will post results.

May 5, 2016 · Vectibix in Colorectal Cancer

I am being treated for inoperable metastatic mesenteric cancer with the monoclonal antibody Vectibix. This is by iv infusion every two weeks. After 2nd session I have had many episodes of very low blood pressure(88/58) with extreme shortness of breath occurring when I do moderate activity. I’ve read that this is a side effect of Vectibix. Anyone else had similar experience and if so how did you deal with it?