If you are just beginning treatment with Erbitux® (cetuximab) for squamous cell carcinoma affecting the head and neck, it will be given in combination with radiation therapy. This can help improve your chances of survival and may shrink the size of your tumors; however, it will not cure your cancer.
(Click Erbitux Uses to learn more about when this drug is prescribed, what to expect during treatment, and possible off-label uses.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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