User Reviews for Avastin to treat Glioblastoma Multiforme
Avastin has an average rating of 8.5 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. 75% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.
“My husband did not respond to chemo and radiation for the brain tumor. He was put on Avastin every 2 weeks. At first he had no side effects and the brain tumor was shrinking but I did not see any improvements in his functioning. Around his seventh dose, he threw up once. The 8th dose, he threw up blood and could not even take a sip of water without vomiting. He was hospitalized and passed away the next day. The doctor could not say if it was due to the treatment. My husband was already very ill. This was a chance we had to take.”
“My husband has been on Avastin going on the second dose. Before the first dose he had little to no use of his left side of his body. Practically dragging himself with my support across the room to use the bathroom. After the first dose of Avastin we seen he felt a dramatic change. Within two and a half days he was able to walk by himself. Second treatment day after we will see how my honey does!”
“diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago at age 32, Surgery, Temodar and radiation worked for first couple years, then I got two more tumors, stopped Temodar and started Avastin. In just two months I've seen dramatic improvements with minimal side effects (constipation, nose bleeds and mouth sores) all of which have responded to simple remedies) My last brain scan was a large improvement over the prior one and I've reduced my Dexamethasone dose substantially! I highly recommend!”
“After my mom's glioblastoma didn't respond to Temodar/radiation, she was put on Avastin, once every two weeks. After four treatments, the tumor has shrunk by 65%!! My mom is very tired though, that is the main side effect she is experiencing. She takes several naps everyday but is otherwise completely fine. We are currently seven months from her diagnosis.”
“I started Avastin in November of 2009 after my spinal cord tumor started growing again. I was diagnosed with brain cancer in February 2009. The tumor is in my spinal cord, not in my brain. It effects my right leg. Makes it weak. I had surgery and went through radiation and chemo in April. The tumor was shrinking all summer and then started to grow again. In November 2009, I started Avastin as an addition to the existing Chemo called Temodar. As soon as I started Avastin, the tumor started to shrink, but my symptoms got way worse. So, I have a shrinking tumor, but side effects that are worse. ”
“Was put on Tumador and Avastin after I was diagnosed and after surgery. MRI's are showing the tumor and roots are gone after roots started trying to start growing again. The Avastin definitely affects my thought process and for a few days after I am really not feeling myself. I”
“Getting double the dosage and NO side effects AT ALL. Very effective on cancer. Having very good quality of life. I get it once every other week. Hope it keeps me alive until they find a cure. ”
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“Dad has been having this for about 7 months. The tumor had not grown. He has been throwing up some. His vision is not good. We are not sure if it is from this drug.”
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