My husband just had his third Avastin infusion, his protocol is once every two weeks at 1/2 the usual dose. Sadly, he is that 10% of those who use Avastin that the treatment has completely kicked him in the butt. On the plus side, it seems to have done an excellent job reducing his inflammation (see MRI below). I'm checking with this group on those who have used Avastin and what were the side-effects, if any. Also, what was the upside? Just FYI, Greg's neuro-onc is recommending that he has 3 more rounds before we decide to give Greg a break.
For background, Greg is 62 yrs old, diagnosed with GBM on May 1, 2015. The tumor is in his right temporal lobe. Resection was not an option. He had 5 rounds of Temodar, his MGMT is methylated but his IDH1 is non-mutated.
The right scan is August, then yesterday's MRI, then August, then yesterday's