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Avastin side affect

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:42 pm
by mymom
Hi all

My mother has been on chemo FOLFOX since July. They tried to introduce Avastin several weeks ago with the FOLFOX but she had some face swelling so they stopped it. They said they may try again separately from FOLFOX after her rounds are over (she has 4 more) or possibly introduce on the off weeks with FOLFOX. A few questions:

1. Has anyone had this reaction (face swelling- no problems breathing) with Avastin?
2. If so, what did the onc do?
3. Has anyone had Avastin alone after FOLFOX?
4. Has anyone had Avastin on the off weeks?

thanks in advance

Re: Avastin side affect

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:29 pm
by Nickmark59
I had a similar problem with oxilaplatin where my face swelled and jaw locked and i was witched to folfox later on my onc found out and it was caused by it being pushed to fast. wonder if same thing can happen with avastin?

Re: Avastin side affect

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm
by deb1223
I've been on Avastin alone since March of this year. The only problem I've had is a sore that simply will not heal. I've even had a strong dose of antibotics and thought it was cleared up. However, after my last dose of Avastin it has flared up again. I'm thinking about calling for my CEA count and if it is still stable postponing my next treatment to see if I can't get this sore to heal. Other than that no problems, it's a heck of a lot easier than folfox.

Re: Avastin side affect

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:59 pm
by triciah
I had swelling but it was with Vectibix. Avastin gave me blood clots and sinus/nose damage.

Re: Avastin side affect

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:45 pm
by Guinevere
I was on Avastin for 4 treatments and developed a severe pain in my left jaw that radiated to my ear. I thought after being off of it for a month, it would get better but it hasn't.