I was wondering if anyone might know why my wife would be frequently having a cough at night. Sometimes she does not cough and the cough has been getting less bad. It may be related to the Tarceva because it usually happens after she takes a Tarceva.
Sometime the cough lasts on and off for half the night and sometimes it passes quickly.
Perhaps it is not related to the Tarceva since she was coughing more severely last fall before she started Tarceva and was on chemo IV treatments.
When she coughs she coughs up clear white flem. This must be related to the cancer. But our oncologist has not provided much info about why she would be coughing.
My wife is scheduled for a Pet/Scan on May 6 and we will meet with the Dr on May 9 to find out the results. She has not had a Pet/Scan since late December. She has been taking Tarceva since Jan 8. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in July 2007. Her first line of chemo of Gemzar, Taxol and carboplatin failed since the cancer spread to her backbone during chemo.
For the last two months she started to feel better and not tired all of the time. But for the last two weeks she has become tired again. For a few weeks in early March to mid April she started to have a lot of energy.