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avastin

ccanon
ccanon Member Posts: 4
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Does anybody know if there's any way to receive Avastin in Canada? I know that we could look for a clinical trial but then you're not guaranteed to get Avastin, right?

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  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537
    Sorry my friend, it is not approved in Canada yet, I don't know why, an expense thing I heard but no sense in starting rumours. The only way to get it is to go to the states, but I don't know why an approved drug by a medical research leader (US) is being held up when our health is concerned. I too am interested in this stuff, I have read good things about it.
    randy
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965
    I don't know the legal stuff but I do know that Avastin costs me and my insurance company $5,000.00 a dose (does not include the infusion charges). Not as pricey as Oxaliplatin ($15,000.00), but more then most.

    Lisa P.