Bowel cancer treatment and side effects

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cetuximab cumulative tiredness

4 treatments in I'm finding the tiredness is increasing each day. Sleep doesn't seem to have an effect on it. For those who've been on Cetuximab for a while is this to be expected? I'm assuming it may be positive in that it seems to be having an effect on the body - albeit another unpleasant one.


Hi again @CP,

I've no been on Cetuximab since Feb 2016 (alongside Folfiri) and not noticed cumulative tiredness. Some cycles I seem to feel more tired than others though.I've had 132 cycles now and if the tiredness was cumulative, I'd be in my knees by now! I just rest when my body tells me to rest and accept this effect does vary cycle to cycle.

Lots of love,

Karen 🌸🌻🌺🌼🌷


Thanks Karen. Maybe it will settle down.