• back on chemo

    Asked by Oh2btan on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    back on chemo

    Avastin (IV) verses CCNU (pill) and procarbine (pill) is anyone familiar with the last two? they were used before Temdar the doctors say.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Fusionera's Avatar

      I had PCV (Procarbazine, CCNU and Vincristine) in the mid-90s before I had a 2nd craniotomy and participated in the Temodar clinical trial.

      Procarbazine and CCNU are both pills. Vincristine is an IV chemo. It did not work for me, but I was also pretty certain it was not administered properly. It might not have worked on my tumor anyway, so I was grateful to be a Temozolomide guinea pig. What grade of BT do you have and what treatments have you already had, if any?

      over 3 years ago
    • Oh2btan's Avatar

      AA3 she has. Very allergic to temdar that is why she cannot take that anymore. All I read says that Avastin is for grade 4 but the doctors suggested it, that really doesn't make sense to me???

      over 3 years ago
    • veedub's Avatar

      sometimes they treat aa3 as if it were aa4, just to get a jump start on it. my DH has aa3 and is doing radiation and temodar, because his tumors are inoperable due to being on the speech center. he has just been in treatment for a week. it took a month and a half to get the diagnosis after his first seizure and several ER and hospital stays. his aphasia has improved somewhat since he has been taking Decadron, but every day is different. so far, so good.

      over 1 year ago

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