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next phase of treatment: Taxol and Avastin by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:07pm sleeping lion, keep your eyes closed in deep slumber you’re almost docile ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦ sweet dreams, dear lion i will dance in your dream where you cannot hurt me ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦ I have reached the end of my first serie ... Read on »
Karena, 35 y.o. with Triple Negative Breast Cancer by thepinkribbonshop Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:55pm I just finished reading/responding/posting Kristy's story (see previous post,) who said she was thankful for all the treatment options that are available now, and I wholeheartedly concurred. But unfortunately for the writer of this next survivor story, and many others, triple negative bc hasn't been so fortunate. From the Triple Negative Breast C ... Read on »
Avastin for metastatic melanoma by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm The proposed treatment is Abraxane and Avastin. This combination is under study in a phase II trial at Northern California Melanoma Center. an open-label, single arm multicenter Phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of Abraxane and Avastin as first-line therapy for patients with unresectable metastatic malignant ... Read on »
CancerWife has Questions by Cancer-Wife Posted Tue 08 May 2012 5:46pm For now I will call myself CancerWife and my husband Travel-Man. Travel-Man was diagnosed April 27, 2011 with Stage IV Lung Cancer w/met to the brain which included five tumors. The main source of cancer was located on the outside of his lung but attached to the lung, trachea and spinal cord. We called it THING #1 and one tumor on his left Adrena ... Read on »
Cancer-Wife by Cancer-Wife Posted Tue 08 May 2012 5:56pm For now I will call myself CancerWife and my husband Travel-Man. Travel-Man was diagnosed April 27, 2011 with Stage IV Lung Cancer w/met to the brain which included five tumors. The main source of cancer was located on the outside of his lung but attached to the lung, trachea and spinal cord. We called it THING #1 and one tumor on his left Adrenal ... Read on »
did i say cancer’s subtler side effect by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:07pm I wrote recently about cancer fatigue. Today it was not subtle. I have done everything short of smacking my own face to stay awake. On the looming scale of 1 to 10 my fatigue was at the top: 10, subverting my other side effects. Feeling wobbly and nearly nauseated from the fatigue, I really had to fight to stay alert all day. When I g ... Read on »
Xeloda 4.2.4 and recap of metastatic treatment since 2009 by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 May 2012 12:05am A group to which I subscribe is conducting a roll call of members. We all submit our history since we joined the Stage 4 Cancer Club, a possibly daunting task for some who have undergone several lines of therapy. I am in awe at some of the stories that humble me and also give me hope that some of us can last longer than the predicte ... Read on »
Granulosa theca ovarian cancers: Chemo guidelines by Mark Levin Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 5:33pm Granulosa theca tumors are rare; however, both NCCN and ESMO state chemotherapy recommendations for recurrent or metastatic disease. ESMO says: "Debulking surgery, whenever feasible, remains the most effective treatment for metastatic or recurrent granulosa cell tumors. Platinum-based chemotherapy is currently used for patients with advanced ... Read on »
winning side effects by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 12:00am The last few weeks have been an effort to reduce my blood pressure to a normal range after it had risen from taking Avastin®. My oncologist has stopped the Avastin, so I’m continuing currently with only Taxol®. Oddly, the other side effects seem to have increased again. It’s almost as though the Avastin inhibited them or my feeling them, ... Read on »
FDA Advisory Committee Recommends against Bevacizumab for Metastatic Breast Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 9:00pm FDA Advisory Committee Recommends against Bevacizumab for Metastatic Breast Cancer On July 20, the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research voted 12 to 1 to recommend against the use of bevacizumab (Avas ... Read on »