Oct 18, 2012 - 9:08 am
My husband had his first treatment of Folfiri with Avastin yesterday. He's been off chemo for almost 8 mos. His last Avastin (before yesterday) was Dec. 29, 2011. When they tested his urine yesterday there was a small amount of protein present. (The nurse didn't volunteer this info, I asked). She made it seem like it was not unusual. Last time, protein did show up in his urine after several treatments, but it was never enough for him to skip the Avastin. They did stop it early as he was preparing for surgery. Has anyone else had this experience? Does this mean he has permanent kidney damage? My concern is that the Avastin will become a problem for him and will be discontinued.
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.