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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: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 14,764 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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I stopped Temodar due to weight loss, fatigue and stable...
...until 7/07. I stopped Temodar due to weight loss, fatigue and stable MRI's. ...07- then tried CPT-11/Avastin which did not work for me. I just started ...2 week Avastin and am feeling great s...
good results with Carbo/Avastin after the Temodar failed....
...Besides the Temodar....did he do either CPT-11 or Carboplatin with Avastin?  My husband is having good results...
Avastin and Temodar for 10 months. No serious side effects...
...Has anyone else used Avastin to treat brain cancer? My husband has been on Avastin and Temodar for 10 months. No serious side effects.  Ten stable MRIs ...The NO says that Avastin has changed th...
his GBM.  Temodar failed.  Irinotecan and avastin failed. ...
...husband is now on thrid line therapy for his GBM.  Temodar failed.  Irinotecan and avastin failed.  We are now treating him with avastin and BCNU.  What next?  What are the odd of...
use Temodar as the \"other drug\" as it has few side eff...
...luck with the Avastin. They're not continuing ...and so sometimes they use Temodar as the \"other drug\" as it has few side effects. (Although in my sister's case the Avastin worked without \...
Avastin and now back on Temodar again on its own. Don't...
...growth and they switched the mix to Avastin with CPT 11 ...2 mo's they did Avastin with VP16  but ...2 new areas so they discontinued the Avastin and now back on Temodar again on its own. D...
(5-6 weeks I think).  The temodar didn't  work so I started...
...and concurrent Temodar as soon ...weeks I think).  The temodar didn't  work so I started Avastin after a break.  I was on a very low dose of steroids while on Avastin, and I had few side effects...
basically in remission and getting infusions every 4 weeks....
...husband Fred is 64. He has had 28 infusions of Avastin and is doing very well. His main ...bump. The temodar failed Fred also but he is basically in remission and getting infusions every 4 weeks...
went for the 1st infusion on Wednesday.  No bad side effects...
...9 cycles of 5/23 Temodar before an MRI showed a very small enhancement so he was switched to Avastin/CPT-11 and we went for the 1st infusion on Wednesday.  No bad side effects yet, but one...
line of treatment.  I believe that is because it does work...
...radiation and Temodar as the first line of treatment.  I believe that is because it does work for some ...Radiation and Temodar did nothing for my husband and in fact, the post ...and switche...
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