User Reviews for Avastin
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|Cervical Cancer||2 reviews||10 medications|
|Glioblastoma Multiforme||7 reviews||7 medications|
|Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer||1 review||36 medications|
|Renal Cell Carcinoma||1 review||16 medications|
|Colorectal Cancer||3 reviews||21 medications|
|Ovarian Cancer||4 reviews||28 medications|
|Summary of Avastin reviews||8.1||18 reviews|
Reviews for Avastin
For Cervical Cancer "My mother was diagnosed Stage IV cervical cancer a year ago. Doctors gave her 12 to 18 months of life. She went through 6 rounds of chemo and tumors are not visible in scans. Doctor said she is one of few people with this kind of response. Now she is on Avastin (third application) and doing great. Scans still clean and manageable side effects (mouth sores, dry skin and fatigue) Doctor said he has seen cases of 30 rounds of Avastin and still responding. I hope this is the case for my mother too. Good to all of you and keep your hope!"
For Colorectal Cancer "My mother Ms..Violet Mary was treated with Avastin in combo with Oxaliplatin. She had undergone 6 cycles of Avastin at a Cancer Institute at Chennai. She returned to normalcy and able to survive for another 11 more years. Thanks to God"
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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!"
For Colorectal Cancer "Our family's experience was terrible; I do not know if you will print this. After only two doses, my husband suffered two of the extremely, extremely rare side effects. This is a quote from the drug company genentech. My husband had a successful surgery. Tolerated IV chemo and chemo pills extremely well. No weight loss, No hair loss. After avastin he suffered horribly, and died at the age of 55. I am still so devastated. I would not want another family go through what we went through."
For Ovarian Cancer "I've just finished round 4 of Avastin /doxil.. I have developed painful swelling of my fingers with blisters. Is there any treatment for this? I also have mouth sores. I take L-glutimine, gabapentin and cymbalta. I'm in agony and feel as if I'm being tortured.."
For Cervical Cancer "This chemical collapsed my mom's uterus...only stints placed surgically spared her life at the time."
For Ovarian Cancer "After 12 rounds of Avastin which were effective in bringing down my protein marker CA 125 to 10 to 14. However, I experienced numerous side effects (thankfully not all at the same time) which I was able to handle. Following the 12 rounds I was no longer able to tolerate Avastin as I had very high numbers showing protein in my urine. My oncologist was concerned about kidney damage and I stopped taking this drug."
For Ovarian Cancer "My mother is 56 year old, she is being diagnosed for Stage 4, Ovarian Cancer for last one year. She went through a surgery followed by 6 chemo cycles and had no sign of tumors or malignancy, after first 5 months of chemo therapies. In May 15' there were no signs of cancer coming back and it appeared dramatically in last week of July 15'. Our doctors suggested us to take Avastin, after reading and being counselled about the fatal side effects this medicine can probably have on a patient we were scared to give it to her. But we finally decided to use the drug and she absorbed the medicines nicely, without any sign of considerable side effects except being very tired all the time. I shall be sharing the results one we get another CT done."
For Renal Cell Carcinoma "I took both Avastin and Tarceva in my 2nd clinical trial. I believe the Tarceva was the cause of Crohn's like side effects.The Avastin seemed not as bad with side effects. Presently using Votrient and approaching a five year longevity mark when my statistical would have been 8-10 months."
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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!"
For Ovarian Cancer "I had sores in my mouth, hands turning dark inside and cracking in the skin. I am tired and I have nose bleeding but not enough for medical treatment."
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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."
For Colorectal Cancer "Avastin has stopped progression of my colon cancer. Cutting off the fresh blood supply and nutrition that feeds the main tumor."
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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."
For Breast Cancer, Metastatic "I've just had Avastin along with chemo and I've just been told that the tumour in my lung from secondary breast cancer has shrunk significantly. I may be put back on Avastin, hope it keeps shrinking."
For Macular Degeneration "My 15 year old son has been receiving injections of Avastin, directly in his eye, for nearly 5 years now. It does not cure the macular degeneration, but it restores his vision temporarily for anywhere from 3 months to maybe 15 months. It has managed to save his vision in the affected eye, at least temporarily, and hopefully a cure will soon be found. He suffers no side effects, and has even gone straight to school afterwards (his choice)."
For Breast Cancer, Metastatic "35 year old female. Tumor in chest wall with cancerous nodes on lung wall. Treatment schedule was so easy. Once every 3 weeks. I felt great. NO side effects. NEVER sick. NO hair loss. Worked fulltime throughout. Taken with Xeloda. Unfortunately my cancer is more aggressive than the treatment. It only slowed the progression. Not a cure for me but definitely give it a try. Loved it! Would have given it a 10 if it worked."
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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"
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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. "
For Glioblastoma Multiforme "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. "
For Pancreatic Cancer "Works like charm for me, barely a side effect."
For Breast Cancer, Metastatic "Have been on Avastin since December 2008 and have had very positive effects. I am off chemotherapy for the first time in 2 1/2 years and have been in remission since the 1st of February. I feel like a new woman and I have not had any side effects."
For Malignant Glioma "Avastin has stopped my glioblastoma/astrocytoma in its tracks."
For Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer "July 31, 2006 diagnosis: stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. I began with a clinical trial of Avastin in January '07. I continue to have the infusion every three weeks; my cancer is in remission. Normal life expectancy for this stage cancer is 2 to 5 years. God has blessed me so far with 2 1/4 yrs of wonderful life and no reason to think it won't continue much longer than 5. I'm half way there and God has been so good to make the doctors and medication available to me. I recommend it to anyone. Side effects are minimal for me."
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