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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bevacizumab: Bevacizumab injections are used to treat cancer.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bevacizumab: None noted in Drugs.Com. See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/avastin.html
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bevacizumab injectio: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/bevacizumab-side-effects.html
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Medication use: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a biologic used to interfere with new blood vessel growth in various tumors. It is not time-limited or sex-limited to females ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Avastin (bevacizumab): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a drug that is commonly used in the treatment of wet macular degeneration and other eye conditions involving leakage of fluid ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience in General Surgery
Stops angiogenesis : Avastin (bevacizumab), and was the first commercially available angiogenesis inhibitor. Its main action is the inhibition of the function of a natural ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
No (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Identical: Data on Bevacizumab or Erbitux in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who do not have a KRAS 12/13 gene mutation, have nearly ident ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Medicare does cover this treatment as it is considered medically necessary.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: It is not a curall for colon cancer but is effective therapy to a large extent it depends onthe size and wehre it is. Almost certianly it requires m ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
36 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Yes it is an option: The standard therapy for ovarian cancer initially is still a taxane (usually Taxol) and Carboplatin. However, Abraxane is an effective taxane down th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
It doesn't (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Get Oncotype: In order to answer this question, more details are needed (size of tumor, lymph node involvement, etc). A test that will help to decide if you ne ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Anti VEGF: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a medication (originally for cancer) that helps prevent new blood vessel growth by inhibiting a certain blood vessel growth f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Taxol (paclitaxel): Yes. You can read about this "Insights into the mechanism of microtubule stabilization by Taxol" See: http://www.pnas.org/content/103/27/10166.full
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Skin cancer: Efudex (fluorouracil) is used in treatment of actinic keratosis, a precurser of squamous cell skin cancer. It is also used in treatment of superficia ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies according : Patients with stage 4 lung cancer have an average survival of 12 months but there is a wide range from 9 months to 18 months. Some patients can live f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes: It work well for retinal edema of the macula caused by retinal vein occlusions (central, hemi, and branch). Speak to your retinal specialist about thi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Bevasizumab or: Avastin (bevacizumab) vies with vascular endothelial growth factor. It's action interferes with development or growth of blood vessels needed by tumor ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Good options: Both are good options. It will depend on safety profiles and the need of using steroid with zytiga (abiraterone acetate) but not for extandi. Discuss ... Read More
A 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bromfenac: Prolensa (. Bromfrnac,Xibrom) is a NSAID. It is used to reduce pain and inflammation following eye surgery. I prefer to have patients start a day pri ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel)
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Prognosis fair: Stage IIb breast cancer is usually palpable at 2-5 cm. and at time of procedure to remove lesion, sentinel nodes are + suggesting axillary dissection ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience in Pathology
No: There is no evidence that Herceptin (trastuzumab) is useful in treating colon cancer. It' s use has been expanded to patients with metastatic esophage ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Beneficial: Bevacizumab injections have been used to treat Glioblastoma, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) & Metastatic Kidney ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Used in chest pain: It may me used for chest pain such as angina pectorals. Some people have used for tinnitus it may cause extra pyramidal symptoms similar to parkinsons ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many: Side effects are many and depend on the chemotherapy drugs used. Most of them are reversible and not permanent. Typical effects include fatigue, low b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o ... Read More
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