You start taking Avastin® (bevacizumab) with IV 5-FU-based chemotherapy to treat your metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). And you keep taking Avastin as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable.

If your cancer progresses during this initial treatment, talk to your doctor about whether continuing Avastin with a different chemotherapy may be an option.

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If you change your IV 5-FU-based chemotherapy treatment, you should still take Avastin as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable

What to remember about Avastin therapy

There are some side effects that may require you to stop Avastin therapy. Your doctor will determine whether you should stop taking Avastin. But as long as your side effects stay manageable and your cancer is under control, you should keep taking Avastin.

Continue taking Avastin for your mCRC even if:

  • You change your IV 5-FU-based chemotherapy treatment because of side effects
  • You want a break from your treatment and your side effects are manageable
  • You are seeing good results. Continuing to take Avastin may continue to control your cancer
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