Dec 29, 2011 - 7:46 pm
My husband (52 years old) is scheduled to start on Avastin on January 12th. He has Grade 3 tumor; First radiattion then Temodar chemo for the last 3 year that kept the tumor under control until this April. The doctor considered Avastin then, but due to some cell bleeding issue they couldn't start on Avastin (the side effect of Avastin is bleeding as I was told). They tried another old chemo, CCNU, the tumor controled his tumor until this November. In the Nov MRI, we saw tumor started to grow again. So, my hsband had a surgery to take care of the bleeding issue with the hope that he can start on Avastin. He is recovering from the surgery quite nicely. I would like to hear your experience of using Avastin and your personal opinions to help me make the right next step. Is there any other path we should consider, I wonder! We go to Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN. I am considering to go to Duke for a second opinion about the next treatment approach. Any wisdom from you will be appreciated. I find lots of hope from all of your life journeys. I keep all of you in my prayers.