• Recurring ovarian cancer

    Asked by Junkadams on Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Recurring ovarian cancer

    Avastan and Doxil
    Side effects

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • Julia52's Avatar

      Avastin: High blood pressure. I was put on high pressure medicine. One time 190/120 and had to go to ER. Bloody noses and sores in nose and sinus. I’m still dealing with sinus issues. In January I had a perforated bowel and had emergency surgery. 3 days in ICU and 2 days on a respirator. 8 days total. If you have had bowel surgery and mine was over a year prior, you have 2 to 3 percent change of a perforated bowel. I’m just on doxil now. I had mouth sores and blisters on my feet. The Magic mouthwash took care of the sores and during future infusions I iced my feet and chewed ice chips and used cream like bag balm on my feet. No more issues. It can damage your heart. (doxil). I have 2 more treatments. I have been told it is slow working. Will know in June if it worked.

      6 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar

      @Julia52, thanks for refreshing my memory- it is Magic Mouthwash .

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I am sorry that you are facing a recurrence. I was on Avastin when I was first diagnosed and it made me very sick. I don't think it affects most people that way, but I experienced nausea, vomiting, constipation, and extreme fatigue. I didn't have the high blood pressure some do.

      I never took Doxil, but if that is the same as docetaxel, my first oncologist said it was harder on the body than the carboplatin I got at first. I chose to go into a clinical trial instead.

      Wishing you the best of luck.

      6 months ago

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