I have read an article that says Avastin actually hastens the growth of a tumor for a patient with advanced colorectal cancer. Is this true?
Yes, this is true. Avastin is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells by blocking the formation and growth of new blood vessels in the tumor which slows their growth.
Avastin is used to treat a certain type of brain tumor as well as cancers of the kidney, colon, rectum, lung, or breast. It is usually given as part of a combination of cancer medicines.
See: https://www.drugs.com/avastin.html for more information.
- Avastin Information for Consumers
- Avastin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Avastin (detailed)
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