GBM Treatment Suggestions for Recurrence - "no Avastin"

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GBM Treatment Suggestions for Recurrence - "no Avastin"

by RobinMB on Thu Jan 17, 2013 01:05 AM

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Husband had second recurrence of GBM.  He is almost one year into GBM.  Is there anyone receiving second line treatment (other than Avastin) that is proving to be effective?  I'm so distraught over the side effects associated with Avastin as well as with the statistics demonstrating that most patients only survive only 6 additional months with the treatment.  Your feedback is truly appreciated!!!

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by SarahGrey on Thu Jan 17, 2013 01:58 AM

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On Jan 17, 2013 1:05 AM RobinMB wrote:

Husband had second recurrence of GBM.  He is almost one year into GBM.  Is there anyone receiving second line treatment (other than Avastin) that is proving to be effective?  I'm so distraught over the side effects associated with Avastin as well as with the statistics demonstrating that most patients only survive only 6 additional months with the treatment.  Your feedback is truly appreciated!!!

compared to radiation and temodar, avastin is a miracle for my husband.  so far, it's the only thing to work and has no side effects...  everyone is different but...    also, GBM is a true monster...  6 months more is a lifetime to some people...  :(  good luck with the path you guys choose - i do hope it works out...

RE: GBM Treatment Suggestions for Recurrence - "no Avastin"

by sluss910 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 07:40 PM

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I truly feel that Avastin is one of the major things that has allowed my husband to survive the last 28 months!  I know there are alot of side effect possibilities, so it is definitely an individual family decision!  All my best....

Sheri :)

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