My mother is 20 months on Tarceva and doing wonderful. Could never express the gratitude we feel.
She has recently been brought down to 100mg treatment and scans every 4 months vs. 6 weeks. However, she has recently started to develop ulcers and scabs on the inside of her labia. She has had a full urinalysis and it all seems normal. She said when she urinates there is no pain but the ulcers and scabs just form. She has not had any other major skin issues (she severely burnt her lips this past summer) but has minimal side-effects.
Her doctors have put her on antibiotics but they are weeks old and it is so painful and embarrassing for her. I have searched and have not found this to be a common side effect. Are there any other suggested treatments from others? Or causes? Are we missing anything?