You start taking Avastin® (bevacizumab) with carboplatin and paclitaxel (chemotherapy) to treat your advanced (stage III or IV) ovarian cancer. And you keep taking Avastin as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable, up to 22 cycles.
By continuing to take Avastin, you may be able to continue to control your cancer.
Based on your doctor’s advice, you may continue to take Avastin® (bevacizumab) even after your chemotherapy is completed, as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable. By continuing to take Avastin beyond the chemotherapy, you may be able to continue to keep your cancer controlled.
Based on your doctor's advice, you may continue to take Avastin with your chemotherapy, as long as your disease is controlled and your side effects are manageable.
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.
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Avastin, in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, followed by Avastin alone, is used for the treatment of patients with advanced (Stage III or IV) epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer following initial surgery.
Avastin, in combination with paclitaxel, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan, is approved to treat platinum-resistant recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (prOC) in women who received no more than two prior chemotherapy treatments.
Avastin, either in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel or with carboplatin and gemcitabine, followed by Avastin alone, is approved for the treatment of patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer (psOC).
Everyone reacts differently to Avastin therapy. So, it's important to know what the side effects are. Although some people may have a life-threatening side effect, most do not. Your doctor will stop treatment if any serious side effects occur. Be sure to contact your health care team if there are any signs of these side effects.
In clinical studies across different types of cancer, some patients experienced the following side effects:
Talk to your doctor if you are:
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You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.
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