Avastin - javert2

Clinical Trial Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on September 9, 2012 View this journey (8 Experiences)

In conjunction with my chemo treatments, I was offered a clinical trial of Avastin. I was told that the theory was that it would increase the effectiveness of chemo and my odds of survival. I signed on. After every chemo session, I would go to a different location in the hospital for a round of Avastin via IV that took another hour or hour and a half. During the trial, all I knew was I was in either group A, B, or C. Group A was receiving Avastin and when chemo ended, they would continue to receive it for 6 more months. Group B was receiving Avastin and it would end when chemo ended. Group C was receiving a placebo. Even my doctors didn't know which group I was in. We all found out the week before chemo ended that I was in group B. The only side effect of Avastin was a nose bleed. My nose was constantly full of blood and I had to blow my nose all the time.

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