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Taxol and avastin

jenene
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Joined: Oct 2010

So I have a question for everyone. My husband was on EOX chemo plan. The doctor said he was "not thriving" and some cancer and decreased but some had also spread as well. So they switched him to an off-trial duo drug (taxol and avastin). Has anyone had any experience with these drugs? My husband seems to be doing much better on these drugs, no ascites anymore. But I wonder if they are really doing as well as the other drugs were doing. The doctor originally gave him a couple months to live. I really nhope these drugs are working but I have not heard too much about them. Thanks

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HeartofSoul
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Joined: Dec 2009

This article may help you for Paclitaxel (Taxol)for advanced Stomach/Gastric cancer related to chemo protocols

http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=w367206j4635t084&size=largest

below is info for Avastin incl what cancers its used for and side affects
http://www.chemocare.com/bio/avastin.asp

jenene
Posts: 40
Joined: Oct 2010

Thanks so much for the info. The first link only gave me the first page. Is the full article somewhere or is that all you get?

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HeartofSoul
Posts: 732
Joined: Dec 2009

im sorry, didnt realize link to pdf file was one page. here is link for Taxol which is from same web site as the other link above for Avastin

http://www.chemocare.com/bio/taxol.asp

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