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My sister was diagnosed with atypical meningiomanow taking avastin (bevacizumab) what is her survival rate ?
Good: Meningiomas are usually benign tumors with excellent prognosis. Symptoms depends on the location of tumor. Atypical meningioma is more concerning and it is in a spectrum ( worse than benign but better than malignant meningioma). The idea is to see the rate of growth, slow it if possible. If progressing, surgery, radiosurgery, or traditional radiation or combination of above are possible options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe or beneficial to take prolensa a day prior and the day of an Avastin (bevacizumab) shot for macular degeneration?
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 prior to procedure and continue after the procedure as needed twice daily. Usually for two weeks but could be longer. Taking it on the day of the procedure is also recommended. ...Read more
Bevasizumab or: Avastin (bevacizumab) vies with vascular endothelial growth factor. It's action interferes with development or growth of blood vessels needed by tumors. Causes incresed blood pressure and bleeding as leading toxicity. No obvious reason that it should influence tumor markers. ...Read more
Unsure: Avastin (bevacizumab) has shown to be deterimental to female reporuductive potential with up to 30-35% have serious complications (ovarian failure). To my knowledge there are no studies on men. Any chemotherapy has the potential risk of causing fertility issues in the future. You may want to consider freezing sperm with a sperm bank or your local reproductive endocrinologist. Also talk to your oncologist. ...Read more
What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression
Hard to say: Predicting how long someone will live with stage IV lung cancer is always difficult. You said that your disease had progressed. I assume that is on a pet/ct scan. It would depend on how much it's progressed. Unfortunately it may be as little as 8 mos. Or less. It depends on any underlying conditions conditions such as copd. I would strongly advise you to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more
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