Mar 01, 2013 - 5:18 pm
In July 2012 I was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer, which has an identical treatment protocol to ovarian cancer. I underwent 6 months of chemo on Taxol/carboplatin, then just last week had surgery. The surgeon reported no visible cancer, but biopsies showed there still were cancerous cells. So it's recemmended that I go back on Taxol/carboplatin, with Avastin to be added to the chemo mix after a few months.
I'm wondering what other patients have experienced on Avastin. I've seen the dire warnings on the mfr's site, and also the encouraging news there have been some positive recent results with Avastin for ovarian cancer. I've also read the newspaper reports about the withdrawal of FDA approval for Avastin for other cancers.
So I'm wondering how others have done on Avastin. I've started to search this forum for Avastin references but haven't found much detail yet. Would appreciate hearing about your Avastin experience. THANKS!