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Targeted therapies side effects 

Targeted therapies often have fewer side effects than traditional treatment but the effects can sometimes be difficult to manage. For a review of targeted therapies approved for lung cancer, see Targeted therapies for lung cancer by Lung Cancer Alliance.

Learn about side effects of targeted therapies

Side effects of targeted therapy drugs (American Cancer Society) 

Learn about the most common side effects of targeted therapies 

Skin problems

Skin reactions to targeted therapies (ASCO's

Tips for managing treatment-related rash and dry skin (CancerCare Connect booklet)

Understanding dermatologic reactions (Patient Resource)


Diarrhea (

Diarrhea (Patient Resource)

Diarrhea (American Cancer Society)

Learn about specific targeted therapies approved for lung cancer and their side effects

Tarceva (

Avastin (

Xalkori (