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Avastin Treatment

catohol
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Joined: Feb 2012

My father was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Renal Cancer. In a short time it spread to several parts of his body. His cancer is extremely aggressive. He has only had two types of treatment that the doctor will do for him. The first one was Torisel but he had bad reactions to it. Now, the doctors are going to use avastin. Has anyone had any experience in this treatment? All the documentation I have read on it has been "rare cases". What are the norm reactions? And if he had such bad experiences with Torisel (only had two treatments), then is avastin a "gentler" alternative?

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MikeK703
Posts: 235
Joined: Sep 2010

Hi,
Sorry to hear about your father's renal cancer. You should be able to get a lot of info about Avastin at the kidney cancer forum listed below. Just do a search for "Avastin."

http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/cancers/kidney-cancer/1,0,119,8.htm

Good luck
Mike

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