My friend was diagnosed. nsclc 2008, had lung lobectomy and f/u radiation and 6 yrs on Avastin. Taken off I 2014 and mets to brain 2016. Surgical removal of lg tumor and radiation to small one. 3rd tumor 10 mos later w gamma knife w much swelling. 3 mos later 4th tumor treated w gamma knife left rad necrosis and increased swelling. Could not tolerate steroids so back on Avastin for 6 mos removed swelling. Now provider stopped Avastin. Would ongoing Avastin for maintenance be indicated or some other treatment at this point? She tolerates Avastin well.
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 16:39#1
Avastin maintenance for nsclc that metastasized to brain - 1294155