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Avastin, campostar and xeloda. Between the 2nd and 3rd rounds of chemo he was given a maintenance programme of Avastin. My question is - I have now read that Avastin can be linked to causing instestinal blockages / fistulas. Every time my husband was given the IV with avastin and campostar - he had terrific stomach pains? Our oncologist wants to start my husband back on avastin/campostar/xeloda again in January........
my dad fired the oncologist, saying he thinks the xeloda is what caused this...the oncologist insisted that she was given a normal dose of xeloda and the adhseions are a normal byproduct of the colon surgery and not the chemo. our new oncologist is going to prescribe 5FU with oxaliplatin, as she also says xeloda/camptosar is a very toxic mix. going to do that and see if it stops the tumor growth/spreading....and then switch to avastin if it continues to progress.
My ovaries were oblirerated by radiation before chemo. After that 6 months I was left on avastin and arimidex until June 08 Xeloda was added to my regime due to a small live mets which has improved but I remain on these drugs for the time being. In June I was taken off the arimidex when xeloda was added. To get to my problem-My hair is very thin in general,fine and has no body with a bald patch in the back of my head. I tried Nioxin But not much change.
She started on Xeloda, was moved to Abraxane + Carboplatin + Avastin, and 3 months ago to Doxil. On the first two regimens, there was improvement at first. The abraxane + did so well for a time that at the last reading in early November no tumors in her liver were greater than 8mm and there was only one under 2mm spot left outside the lobes. But the radiologist did say they were "numerous" in her right and left lobes, and some were new compared with two months earlier.
Xena04, my wife had very good results from an Avastin/Xeloda regimen to deal with lymph node cancer after post surgery taxol/tamoxifen failed. Mileage may vary, of course, and we heard many negative experiences when she started into it.
I had colon resection surgery and followed by 12 rounds of fulfox chemo with Oxalyplatin and then also radiation with Xeloda pills. In May of 2009, a 4 mm non calcified nodule was discovered in lung that turned out to be colon cancer that had spread there. It was successfully resected in June of 2009. My tumor markers remained .5 for about a year after my first colon resection surgery and have steadily risen to .7 and now 1.0 since my lung surgery.
1) The solution is administered in 30 minutes vs, three hours for taxol 2) With Abraxane, you do not have to pre-medicate with Decadron (steroid) as there is less, or better, almost no risk of an allergic reaction. From what my oncologist told me at the time, Taxotere is a little bit easier on the system than Taxol and that is why he chose it for me. I believe it may also be slightly less effective, I mean the Taxotere.
After radiation ca 27 29 level went to 598 doc changed treatment and went to abraxane and avastin. The results were good for tumor markers down to 57 but chemo took a toll on my wife. Started hormonal therapy she started feel better and every day feeling better. Two days ago took ca 27 29 went up to 380. Doc said not to worry she is safe with his intial exam even though markers were high. All blood test are normal liver enzymes normal.her blood test were better tham mine.
I read about CYTOXAN (or CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE), about ABRAXANE and about PHENOXODIOL, that they are also used for OVCA. Does anybody knew them, used them, are they approved for OVCA and available, can I get them in Europe. Thank you for all information!!!! WITH HOPE!
My onco tried me on taxol, and avastin, then xeloda. Neither of these worked. He suggests that I try Jemzar. I have stage IV mestatic breast cancer that has spread to my spine. I was dx in Feb 2002. I have previously been on different chemo.surgery, hormonal.. arimidex, aromosin, fasoldex . and several radiation treatments. I am undecided on doing any more chemo. My cancer , of course , is er/pr positive. Is there any advice on this chemo. or is there another hormonal I could try.
If it hasnt been biopsied, atleast get a PET scan which will help to know if it has features of cancer. Xeloda is just like 5FU but by mouth. If the CEA kept increasing during the 5FU treatment and the spot in the lung appeared while on 5FU then, xeloda probably wont help much. Adding oxaliplatin it irinotecan to xeloda may provide better results, but will also lead to more side effects. first thing to do would be to confirm stage IV disease either with a lung biopsy or a PET. Good luck.
caelyx,celltop,endoxan,holoxan,hyvanthin,gemsar,avastin,xeloda..mais Ca125 s'eleve maintenant à121 (Avant presque normale) et 1 autre nodule poumon gauche Suis je Chimioresistant?
7mm and 13mm. He took chemo: Folfox, Avastin, Oxaliplatin, and Xeloda until April 2008. The April CT scan revealed that the tumors had grown slightly and that there were four more small nodules visable. He discontinued Chemo and chose alternataive therapy with High Dose Vitamin C, and B17, changed his diet, and had some blood boosters. In August a new CT showed the good news that no new tumors were visable, but that the primary tumors were slightly larger.
2 wkly Taxol-progr. Gemzar-Avastin in Jan 07(Femara added around April 07), tapping stopped on 1st treatment, cleared ascites (except loculated few) reduced CA 125 from 500 to 43 now. Scan said stable disease. But lately having pain (in abdomen) and possible partial bowel obstrs, lost weight from 98 lbs to 93 lbs possibly because of diarrhea, positive for Chlostridium dificil infection (just learned now as I write).
They have continued with the trial with just the Avastin and Xeloda which he is still taking. However he has some symptoms since the beginning of November which has baffled his oncologist he has severe pains in his head when swallowing it is not related to chewing the pain and dull all the time and on the left side of his head.
), contralateral lung nodules, T-spine lesions. This time she has been a treatment failure on xeloda, avastin, and vineralabine and now started doxcil. She now presents with severe middle ear effusion requiring temporary eustachian tubes. Head ct, mri, and spinal tap ruled out any masses, lesions or metatstatic cns spread.
Therefore, the options for a premenopausal woman could include tamoxifen, ovarian ablation (either by removal or chemically with lupron/zoladex), or even a combination of ovarian ablation and aromatase inhibitor. You should discuss with your oncologist the option(s) that would be best for your situation. If you are concerned, you could also get a second opinion.
It is with avastin and has 3 arms, so I had 2 chances to get avastin and will never know whether or not I did. I am now in the monitoring stage and get CT scans every 3 months for 2 years (I have one more year). For the 2 year monitoring, there's, of course no possible individual benefit for me. Although I do not like scans and am concerned about the radiation, I am planning to stick with the trial. I want to do everything possible to help find a cure for this "stalker cancer".
but this week was terrible, we was to tha hospital here close to my home because my husband have a incfrese pain , after 7 month the quimioterapy with xeloda,taxol,avastin, i talk with his doctor , we want to make ct stan, because that pet-scan always say everything is same. after that cat scan reveled that tumor original left size abdominal is growing, and have about 5 tumor more that is coming growing about 3 and 4 cm each.
My heart goes out to you ladies. My dear Michael passed away nearly 2 years ago, of a glioblastoma multiforme. I went through all that you're going through in the way of treatment. While everyone with this disease is different, I can say that it is likely that your husband is not likely to live beyond this illness. His cognitive function will not be repaired significantly with just the radiation. However, you can help him to regain some of his functioning by working with him.
but this week was terrible, we was to tha hospital here close to my home because my husband have a incfrese pain , after 7 month the quimioterapy with xeloda,taxol,avastin, i talk with his doctor , we want to make ct stan, because that pet-scan always say everything is same. after that cat scan reveled that tumor original left size abdominal is growing, and have about 5 tumor more that is coming growing about 3 and 4 cm each.
but this week was terrible, we was to tha hospital here close to my home because my husband have a incfrese pain , after 7 month the quimioterapy with xeloda,taxol,avastin, i talk with his doctor , we want to make ct stan, because that pet-scan always say everything is same. after that cat scan reveled that tumor original left size abdominal is growing, and have about 5 tumor more that is coming growing about 3 and 4 cm each.
but this week was terrible, we was to tha hospital here close to my home because my husband have a incfrese pain , after 7 month the quimioterapy with xeloda,taxol,avastin, i talk with his doctor , we want to make ct stan, because that pet-scan always say everything is same. after that cat scan reveled that tumor original left size abdominal is growing, and have about 5 tumor more that is coming growing about 3 and 4 cm each.
but this week was terrible, we was to tha hospital here close to my home because my husband have a incfrese pain , after 7 month the quimioterapy with xeloda,taxol,avastin, i talk with his doctor , we want to make ct stan, because that pet-scan always say everything is same. after that cat scan reveled that tumor original left size abdominal is growing, and have about 5 tumor more that is coming growing about 3 and 4 cm each.
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