I saw my oncologists last week and they are letting me continue on avastin after the 18 doses they initially said I could have. He looked up the documentation. (He was a locum consultant I think, brought in because the clinic was so busy). He said my last dose would be on the 5th November which would have been the 18th dose, a year after I starte dit in conjunction with 6 cycyles of carbo/gem. I told him I thought I should be continuing till disease progression or if the side effects became too bad to continue, which was what I had read online from the CDF. He was looking at the same document but was reading what it said for first line, but my treatment was for recurrence. He then went to talk to the other consultant, ie the one I usually see. I had seen her at two previous appointments when we had had the same discussion. He came back and said I could continue with avastin and that they'd looked up the guidleines, that they were unclear and he hoped they would not get fined. I hope this helps anyone who is wanting to continue and is having difficulty persuading their consultant that they can. I told them that I had read online of people continuing, here and in the USA.
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