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Avastin vs. Temodar for Cancer

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Avastin

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Other Names: Bevacizumab

Temodar

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Other Names: Temozolomide
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 13,283 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Bevacizumab (trade name Avastin, Genentech/Hoffmann–La Roche|Roche) is a drug that blocks angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. It is commonly used to treat various cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast, kidney, and glioblastomas.Bev... Read more on Wikipedia
Temozolomide (brand names Temodar and Temodal is an oral alkylating antineoplastic agent which can be used for the treatment of Grade IV astrocytoma — an aggressive brain tumor, also known as glioblastoma multiforme as well as melanoma, a form o... Read more on Wikipedia
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discontinued the Avastin and now back on Temodar again on...
...had rx w/ Temodar for 5 mo's and then tumor growth and they switched the mix to Avastin with CPT 11 ...new areas so they discontinued the Avastin and now back on Temodar again on its own....
and going back to Temodar (keeping the Avastin on board). ...
...- Quitting CPT-11 (not Avastin) I don't have any info yet, but my son's doc is taking him off CPT-11 and going back to Temodar (keeping the Avastin on board).  I'll post...
to Avastin.     Avastin has helped to both control tumor...
...swelling event.   My wife had one just as we were switching from Temodar to Avastin.     Avastin has helped to both control tumor growth and keep the swelling down.   She  has not h...
husband dx GBM 8/07, currently on 5/23 Temodar, last MRI...
...that's great news.  Mylinda, Avastin/CPT-11 can be used for ...still on the 5/23 Temodar, he was going to be switched to Avastin a few months ago ...dx GBM 8/07, currently on 5/23 Temodar, l...
that the temodar is the cause of the low platelets,...
...message.  It is definitely the Temodar.  We felt very fortunate to ...confirmed that the temodar is the cause of the low ...at least 50K to resume Avastin and 100K to resume Temodar.  Not sur...
a recurrence last October. He was then changed to Avastin...
...10 years ago, after radiation, and temodar he had a recurrence last October. He was then changed to Avastin/Temodar. He was \"fine\" until ...He now had his first Avastin/cpt-11 infusion, he is ...
we stopped the Temodar and went straight to Avastin.  After...
...after two years he had a recurrence and we stopped the Temodar and went straight to Avastin.  After the first 2 Avastin treatments the tumor shrunk, after the next several it...
trial. I couldn't take temodar due to immune problems. ...
After radiation/temodar I went right to Avastin/CPT-11. No recurrence. No clinical trial. I couldn't take temodar due to immune problems.  My insurance company (Blue Cross) pays for it. A...
we stopped the Temodar and went straight to Avastin.  After...
...after two years he had a recurrence and we stopped the Temodar and went straight to Avastin.  After the first 2 Avastin treatments the tumor shrunk, after the next several it...
Since Temodar did not help we switched to Avastin and CP11....
...one has experience with BCNU aftet Avastin stopped working?\ My DH ...weeks of radiation and Temodar followed by Temodar for 2 months. Since Temodar did not help we switched to Avastin and CP11....
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