Re: Reactions to Avastin after Chemotherapy
Hi Leisa, I am so sorry to hear about this. My hubby (56 yrs old NSCLC) has been on Avastin since May and he is better than he was last year when he went into remission. What makes him sick is the steroid drug that they give him to help fight the chemo agents they give him ALONG with the Avastin. I have to say that my hubby has been on some of the other bio drugs (like Avastin) and had the same reaction. Alimta was one of them. He ended up in ER and getting IV fluids each time he had a treatment, and to include a blood transfusion. Alimta was not a sucess story for us. So each person is different. But I would think with these side-effects it would be a good idea to ask for a CT to see IF the Avastin is EVEN working. If not, take him off of it right away. There are some serious risks associated with Avastin like hemorraging...I do not mean to scare you, but especially in the elderly, Avastin might contribute to a bigger problem.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers daily, please let us know how things are going. Take care.
Blessings, healing, love, peace and rest,