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lagwag
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My Mom has her 2nd Treatment on the 1st of Feb. Her 1st Treatment went very well and hopefuly this will continue along the way. She had her appt. today to check her counts which where good, but she did loose a few pounds so the Drs will keep an eye on that.

My question . . . at the next Treatment and going forward she will start Avastin. I've seen many serious side effects that can occur. Just wondering if anyone has had any bad experience with this medication.

As always, please continue to keep my Mom in your prayers, as I will do the same for you.

Thanks - Liz

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grannyc
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I was on Avastin and didn't have any side effects until into my 6th month when I had a hard time getting my blood pressure controled. My BP would be real high after my Avastin treatment but once we found the right BP medication I was fine.

Avastin seems to work well for me.

Hope this helps
GrannyC

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GrannyC

Thanks - glad to hear that Avastin works fine with you.

All the best - Liz

C Dixon
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The only side effect that I seem to get from Avastin is a runny nose that has blood in it when I blow. I don't have the bp issue or bloody noses. Sometimes I will get sinus headaches too.

Catherine

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Catherine -

Thank you. As you said, once you find out that you or a loved one is diag. with cancer your life is never the same. I can only hope and pray that my Mom will beat cancer!

All the best - Liz

LynnLaura
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Hi Liz. I've been getting chemo for almost three years now. My next round will be #57. I've been on Avastin for the the majority of the time. I think the only side effect I've had is the high blood pressure. I just started taking a med for it. It wasn't terribly high, but since I will be continuing with Avastin from here on out, my oncologist wanted me on meds for it. I've also experienced the runny nose too. Other that that, I'm good with it. Best wishes for your Mom..

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lagwag
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LynnLaura -

Thank you. I am glad that you were able to handle Avastin.

All the best - Liz

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Liz, I was on Avastin last year, and started back on it this morning. I haven't had any side effects from it. I started out with High Blood Pressure before cancer, and my doc keeps a close eye on it.
Winter Marie

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Winter Marie -

Thank you.

All the best - Liz

AnneCan
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I have been on avastin since Sept/09 + the only side effect I have had is a runny nose w/blood.

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i've been on avastin since April of last year. i have nose scabs and my nose will bleed once in a while. not bad. i have high blood pressure which just started in the last month. doc just put me on meds. the other side effect i have is balance issues. if i close my eyes i start to sway. but even with eyes open if i move or turn too fast i get off balance. tess

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lagwag
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Thank You Tess -

I appreciate your imput -

All The Best - Liz

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AnneCan

Thank You - I am glad you were able to handle Avastin so well.

All The Best - Liz

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