DH has been doing Vectibex since May. First session was nothing and then boom...his face looked like really bad acne, complete with white/yellow zits. Red dots spread to chest and back. It has calmed down now some since he's learned how to take care of it.
He has learned several lessons: don't pick at the pimples! They'll bleed and create nasty scabs. Don't use acne cream or harsh soap. DO slather on sunscreen when going outside and DO wear a hat. DO use a moisturizer in the morning and in the evening. He's used Jack Black brand and Nivea on the face with Aveeno and/or Eucerin on the chest and back. Like all over and a lot of it.
The doctor gave him a prescription for a gel which he puts on too and an antibiotic which he takes for the week after treatment.
Caregiver to DH, dx @ 50, mets to liver/lungs/lymphs, MSS, quad wild
9/16 CEA 114, partial blockage, left hemi, perm. colostomy
11/16 port in, FOLFOX + Avastin
4/17 CEA 11
6/17 CEA 15, 5FU + A only due to neuropathy
11/17 CEA 38, CAPOX + A
1/18 CAPOX caused hi bilirubin/bad hfs, back to FOLFOX + A
5/18 growth/ascites; change to Vectibex + 75% Irinotecan dose
7/18 CEA 23, shrinkage
10/18 CEA 28, growth, considering Lonsurf & trials