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kennyt
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I was reading on the avastin website and they said you should not start it until 28 days after a surgery. I had a vats procedure and at the time i start avstin I would be 20 days post surgery onc doesn't seem to concerned anyone have a similar situation?

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wawaju04976
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I had to stop Avastin 28 days prior to having my colostomy reversed. I started back on it 25 days later. Make sure your surgeon and oncologist are on the same page...

Judy

janderson1964
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I would question his decision. It can slow the healing process. I had to wait one month after surgery on 2 occassions. I just did the first couple of treatments after surgery with chemo only. No avastin until it was safe.

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lp1964
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Probably the reason is, because the VATS procedure is not like a major open surgery. But I agree with the previous patient, check and verify everything. Doctors are human too. You have one patient to worry about: yourself. They have hundreds. It's the hard reality.

Kenny, I hope you are feeling a little better that your treatment started. Hang on my friend and things will get even better.

So with the VATS they removed all your lung lesions?

Laz

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kennyt
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they removed just the large one in the left lung they said in the other lung they are very small and should see what the chemo doe's to them. I'm starting treatment thurs. morn. pretty nervous about that, how are you doing?

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lp1964
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I finish radiation and Xeloda this Thursday then a few days of break. Starting on the 5th we will do 2-3 Folfox. Then a scan to see how the tumor looks. Once I have the scan I still have to find a surgeon somewhere in Los Angeles, because I don't like the local one. Even though he is like 55, he was very uncomfortable telling me my diagnosis and the treatment needed, so that made me not to trust him with such a big deal. I know it's just my intuition, but how can I hand my future over to someone I don't trust.

Secretly I also hope that the tumor will shrink eanough in the next 4-5 weeks that at least they can save my sphyncter. The oncologist told me as long as I'm on chemo there isn't much chance for the cancer to grow or spread, so I want to take a little time, because once the surgery is done, there is no turning back. I'm ok with any outcome, I just want to make sure that we did the best possible thing, you know what I mean?

In the mean time I work, garden , cook, shop (yes, I like to ;),get out of town and try to pass the daily tests life is throwing at me to make my days good and meaningful. Sometimes I can, other days I can't. Wasn't any different before cancer either, right?

So let's get ready for that Folfox bull$hit and get it done Kenny.

Laz

 

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barbebarb
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Joined: Oct 2011

My oncologist wants me on 5fu and avastin soon after having the sirspheres treatment to my iiver.

Thank you all for sharing. One of my dear friends has had this treatment and said the infusions are shorter.

As always, I have concern about getting an "infusion" again and the whole regrouping that is required.

I am working now and sure hope i will be able to continue.

Wishing the best to all!

 

Barb

 

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pepebcn
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Joined: Aug 2010

To stop it nothing happened and I think less if is so little difference between the suggested but it was my choice don't want to convince anybody ! Hugs!

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